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ID: 256451.0, MPI für Meteorologie / Climate Processes
Profiles of raindrop size distributions as retrieved by microrain radars
Authors:Peters, Gerhard; Fischer, Bernd; Münster, Hans; Clemens, M.; Wagner, A.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2005-12
Title of Journal:Journal of Applied Meteorology
Journal Abbrev.:J. Appl. Meteorol.
Volume:44
Issue / Number:12
Start Page:1930
End Page:1949
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Data of vertically pointing microrain radars (MRRs), located at various sites around the Baltic Sea, were analyzed for a period of several years. From the Doppler spectra profiles of drop size distributions (DSDs) are obtained. A significant height dependence of the shape of the DSDs—and thus of the Z–R relations—is observed at high rain rates. This implies, for the considered sites, that ground-based Z–R relations lead to underestimation of high rain rates by weather radars.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Meteorologie/Climate Processes (-2005)
External Affiliations:Univ Hamburg, Inst Meteorol, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany.; Max Planck Inst Meteorol, Hamburg, Germany.; Inst Meereskunde, GEOMAR, D-2300 Kiel, Germany.; Deutscher Wetterdienst, Hohenpeissenberg, Germany.
Identifiers:ISI:000234805000011
ISSN:0894-8763
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