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Meet OpenSense at the EGU!

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly will take place in 23–27 May 2022 in Vienna. OpenSense members will be sharing their latest results on using commercial microwave links as opportunistic sensors for environmental monitoring.

The use of these links as rainfall sensors is being explored by different research groups and is applied in a number of different case studies around Europe!

Check out the OpenSense team presentations:

Rainfall monitoring with commercial microwave links data

“Effect of diverse microwave link characteristics on rainfall retrieval errors”Martin Fencl, Anna Spackova, and Vojtech Bares

“Considering local network characteristics and environmental conditions improves rainfall estimates from commercial microwave links in Sri Lanka “Bas Walraven, Aart Overeem, Hidde Leijnse, Miriam Coenders, Rolf Hut, Luuk van der Valk, and Remko Uijlenhoet

“Czech-German transboundary rainfall fields generated from two independent networks of commercial microwave links”Vojtěch Bareš, Christian Chwala, Martin Fencl, Nico Blettner, and Anna Špačková

“Improving rainfall monitoring using commercial microwave link data in Burkina Faso: Results from three years of processing”Moumouni Djibo,, Christian Chwala,, Ali Doumounia, Julius Polz , Maximilian Graf, Wend Yam Serge Boris Ouédraogo, Serge Roland Sanou, Moumouni Sawadogo, Idrissa Guira, Harald Kunstmann, François Zougmoré

Comparison of rainfall data retrieved with commercial microwave links with radars or rain gauges

“Comparison of rainfall retrieval from collocated commercial microwave links with adjusted radar reference” for a Check Republics Case studies. – Anna Špačková, Martin Fencl  and Vojtěch Bareš

“Combining commercial microwave link and rain gauge observations to estimate countrywide precipitation: a stochastic reconstruction and pattern analysis approach”Nico Blettner, Christian Chwala, Barbara Haese, Sebastian Hörning, Harald Kunstmann

Signal analysis using commercial microwave links

“Using weather radar to classify wet and dry periods for commercial microwave inks” In Norway case study.Erlend Øydvin, Vegard Nilsen, Nils-Otto Kitterød, Mareile Astrid Wolff, and Christoffer Artturi Elo

“Missing extremes in commercial microwave links rainfall estimates due to total loss of signal”Christian Chwala, Julius Polz, Maximilian Graf, Harald Kunstmann

Meteorological and hydrological applications

“Improvement of rainfall estimates using opportunistic sensors – the example of the flood in Rhineland-Palatinate in July 2021”Micha Eisele, András Bárdossy, Christian Chwala,  Norbert Demuth, Abbas El Hachem, Maximilian Graf, Harald Kunstmann, and Jochen Seidel

“Multi-GNSS Meteorology at GFZ Potsdam: Severe flood events in Germany in July 2021” Karina Wilgan, Galina Dick, Florian Zus, Jens Wicker

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