publication . Other literature type . 2016

Characterization of hydrometeors in Sahelian convective systems with an X-band radar and comparison with in situ measurements. Part I : Sensitivity of polarimetric radar particle identification retrieval and case study evaluation

Cazenave, Frédéric; Gosset, Marielle; Kacou, M.; Alcoba, M.; Fontaine, E.; Duroure, C.; Dolan, B.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: Sri Lanka
Abstract
The particle identification scheme developed by Dolan and Rutledge for X-band polarimetric radar is tested for the first time in Africa and compared with in situ measurements. The data were acquired during the Megha-Tropiques mission algorithm-validation campaign that occurred in Niger in 2010. The radar classification is compared with the in situ observations gathered by an instrumented aircraft for the 13 August 2010 squall-line case. An original approach has been developed for the radar-in situ comparison: it consists of simulating synthetic radar variables from the microphysical-probe information and comparing the two datasets in a common "radar space." The ...
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free text keywords: In situ atmospheric observations, Convective storms, Cloud microphysics, Aircraft observations, RadarsRadar observations, Ice particles
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