wradlib.zr.z_to_r

wradlib.zr.z_to_r(z, a=200.0, b=1.6)

Conversion from reflectivities to rain rates.

Calculates rain rates from radar reflectivities using a power law Z/R relationship Z = a*R**b

Parameters:
  • z (float) – a float or an array of floats Corresponds to reflectivity Z in mm**6/m**3
  • a (float) –
    Parameter a of the Z/R relationship
    Standard value according to Marshall-Palmer is a=200., b=1.6
  • b (float) – Parameter b of the Z/R relationship Standard value according to Marshall-Palmer is b=1.6

Note

The German Weather Service uses a=256 and b=1.42 instead of the Marshall-Palmer defaults.

Returns:output (float) – a float or an array of floats rainfall intensity in mm/h