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Project ID:2006NM38B

Title: A Physically-based Parsimonious Approach for Spatial Disaggregation and Recovery of NEXRAD Precipitation Data in Mountainous Terrains (Wilson)

Project Type: Research

Start Date: 03/01/2006

End Date: 01/01/2007

Congressional District: Three

Focus Categories: Climatological Processes, Hydrology, Models

Keywords: precipitation, water management, recharge, runoff

Principal Investigators: Wilson, John L.

Federal Funds: $10,000

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $4,710

Abstract: Mountain rains are a major source of fresh water in New Mexico. Characterizing the spatial variability of precipitation is critical for understanding and predicting both natural and human-influenced hydrologic responses, like recharge, runoff, and reservoir releases. NEXRAD radar is used to provide continuous temporal and spatial precipitation data. This study provides a statistical approach to improve the quality of NEXRAD estimation, which will be valuable to water resources managers, water regulators, planners, and decision makers like the Office of the State Engineer and the Interstate Stream Commission.

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