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Hydrometeor size distributions retrieved from vertical pointing UHF and S-band profilers during the TRMM ground validation program
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Paper Abstract

With their high vertical and temporal resolution, vertically-pointing profilers offer valuable information about the vertical structure of precipitating cloud systems. The observed vertical structure of the precipitating cloud is related to the latent heating profile in the cloud system. The different precipitation regimes (e.g., convective, stratiform, and transitional precipitation) can be identified by diagnosing the profiler resolved vertical structure of reflectivity, mean Doppler velocity, and turbulence. The classifications based on these vertical profiles are important for estimating the frequency and percent occurrence of the precipitation regimes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4152, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment II, (21 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410623
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Christopher R. Williams, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Kenneth S. Gage, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4152:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment II
Thomas T. Wilheit; Harunobu Masuko; Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Editor(s)

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