NATIONAL SEVERE STORMS LABORATORY

2D-VIDEO-DISDROMETER

(updated 31 October 2001)
Send comments/questions to Terry Schuur
http://cimms.ou.edu/~schuur/

For a detailed description of the NSSL 2D-Video-Disdrometer, click here.
The 2D-Video-Disdrometer is also used in NSSL's polarimetric radar research.


NSSL 2D-Video-Disdrometer Pictures

Poster describing the NSSL 2D-Video-Disdrometer
Photos of the NSSL 2D-Video-Disdrometer (1999)
Photos of the NSSL 2D-Video-Disdrometer at the Norman Oklahoma Mesonet site (2001)

NSSL 2D-Video-Disdrometer Data Archive

NSSL 2D-Video-Disdrometer Data Archive
NSSL site            1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001
Mesonet pit site    2001 | 2002
NSSL pit site       2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006


Recent Publications

Conference paper - 30th International Conference on Radar Meteorology
A Statistical Analysis of 2D-Video-Disdrometer Data: Impact on Polarimetric Rainfall Estimation(Adobe Acrobat format)
Conference ppaper - 5th International Symposium on Hydrological Applications of Weather Radar
Testing a Polarimetric Rainfall Algorithm and Comparison with a Dense Network of Rain Gauges(Adobe Acrobat format)

Examples of 2DVD Indoor User Terminal (IUT) Display:

Main IUT screen
Magnified drop image
Rain rate versus time
Drop size distribution
Vertical velocity versus diameter
Oblateness distribution
Oblateness versus diameter
Example of 4.2 mm drop
Magnified image of 4.2 mm drop (recorded shape)
Magnified image of 4.2 mm drop (corrected shape)

More information:

Joanneum Research 2D-Video-Disdrometer Page