Two months of disdrometer data in the Paris area

Abstract : The Hydrology, Meteorology, and Complexity laboratory of École des Ponts ParisTech ( has made a data set of optical disdrometer measurements available that come from a campaign involving three collocated devices from two different manufacturers, relying on different underlying technologies (one Campbell Scientific PWS100 and two OTT Parsivel 2 instruments). The campaign took place in January-February 2016 in the Paris area (France). Disdrometers provide access to information on the size and velocity of drops falling through the sampling area of the devices of roughly a few tens of cm 2. It enables the drop size distribution to be estimated and rainfall microphysics, kinetic energy, or radar quantities, for example, to be studied further. Raw data, i.e. basically a matrix containing a number of drops according to classes of size and velocity, along with more aggregated ones, such as the rain rate or drop size distribution with filtering, are available. Link to the data set: (DOI:
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Auguste Gires, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, Daniel Schertzer. Two months of disdrometer data in the Paris area. Earth System Science Data, Copernicus Publications, 2018, 10 (2), pp.941-950. ⟨10.5194/essd-10-941-2018⟩. ⟨hal-02058010⟩



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