Rain research with disdrometers: a bibliometric review
M. Fernandez-Raga1, C. Palencia1, C. Tomas2, A. I. Calvo3, A. Castro1, and R. Fraile11Physics Department, IMARENAB, University of Leon, Leon, Spain 2Department of Atmospheric Physics, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain 3CESAM, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Received: 28 Aug 2011 – Accepted for review: 12 Sep 2011 – Discussion started: 23 Sep 2011
Abstract. This study analyses the research on disdrometers based on published studies. To do so, a wide data base of bibliographic references has been used: the Web of Science (published by Thomson Reuters). The search was carried out for all of the articles whose "TOPIC" was disdrometer. The more than 300 articles found were analysed according to various criteria: countries with research using disdrometers; publication dates; evolution of the number of articles; concepts studied and research lines followed in each article; and finally, a bibliometric analysis of the more than 60 journals where these articles have been published. Since 1963, there has been an increase in the number of articles published on disdrometers, which in the last 20 yr has been more than ten times higher than the increase in the number of articles on meteorology.
Fernandez-Raga, M., Palencia, C., Tomas, C., Calvo, A. I., Castro, A., and Fraile, R.: Rain research with disdrometers: a bibliometric review, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 4, 6041-6068, doi:10.5194/amtd-4-6041-2011, 2011.