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Volume 2015, Article ID 254378, 11 pages
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Research Article

On the Use of Threshold for the Ground Validation of Satellite Rain Rate

1Weather Radar Center, Korea Meteorological Administration, Seoul 156-720, Republic of Korea
2School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea
3Department of Information Statistics, College of Science and Technology, Yonsei University, Wonju, Gangwon 222-701, Republic of Korea

Received 21 January 2015; Accepted 17 May 2015

Academic Editor: Hann-Ming H. Juang

Copyright © 2015 Jungsoo Yoon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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