Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Data description paper
14 Dec 2022
Data description paper |  | 14 Dec 2022

OpenMRG: Open data from Microwave links, Radar, and Gauges for rainfall quantification in Gothenburg, Sweden

Jafet C. M. Andersson, Jonas Olsson, Remco (C. Z.) van de Beek, and Jonas Hansryd

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Cited articles

Andersson, J. C. M., Berg, P., Hansryd, J., Jacobsson, A., Olsson, J., and Wallin, J.: Microwave links improve operational rainfall monitoring in Gothenburg, Sweden, 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, 31 August to 2 September 2017, Rhodes, Greece, CEST2017_00249, 2017. 
Andersson, J. C. M., Olsson, J., van de Beek, C. Z., Hansryd, J., Andersson, H., and Persson, J.: The OpenMRG data set (1.1), Zenodo [data set],, 2022. 
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This article presents data from three types of sensors for rain measurement, i.e. commercial microwave links (CMLs), gauges, and weather radar. Access to CML data is typically restricted, which limits research and applications. We openly share a large CML database (364 CMLs at 10 s resolution with true coordinates), along with 11 gauges and one radar composite. This opens up new opportunities to study CMLs, to benchmark algorithms, and to investigate how multiple sensors can best be combined.
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