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Title: Kinematic and Hydrometer Data Products from Scanning Radars during MC3E

Recently the Radar Meteorology Group at Colorado State University has completed major case studies of some top cases from MC3E including 25 April, 20 May and 23 May 2011. A discussion on the analysis methods as well as radar quality control methods is included. For each case, a brief overview is first provided. Then, multiple Doppler (using available X-SAPR and C-SAPR data) analyses are presented including statistics on vertical air motions, sub-divided by convective and stratiform precipitation. Mean profiles and CFAD's of vertical motion are included to facilitate comparison with ASR model simulations. Retrieved vertical motion has also been verified with vertically pointing profiler data. Finally for each case, hydrometeor types are included derived from polarimetric radar observations. The latter can be used to provide comparisons to model-generated hydrometeor fields. Instructions for accessing all the data fields are also included. The web page can be found at: http://radarmet.atmos.colostate.edu/mc3e/research/
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Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (US)
Collaborations:
PNL, BNL,ANL,ORNL
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences; sgp, hksr
OSTI Identifier:
1241493

matthews, Alyssa, Dolan, Brenda, and Rutledge, Steven. Kinematic and Hydrometer Data Products from Scanning Radars during MC3E. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.5439/1241493.
matthews, Alyssa, Dolan, Brenda, & Rutledge, Steven. Kinematic and Hydrometer Data Products from Scanning Radars during MC3E. United States. doi:10.5439/1241493.
matthews, Alyssa, Dolan, Brenda, and Rutledge, Steven. 2016. "Kinematic and Hydrometer Data Products from Scanning Radars during MC3E". United States. doi:10.5439/1241493. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1241493.
@misc{osti_1241493,
title = {Kinematic and Hydrometer Data Products from Scanning Radars during MC3E},
author = {matthews, Alyssa and Dolan, Brenda and Rutledge, Steven},
abstractNote = {Recently the Radar Meteorology Group at Colorado State University has completed major case studies of some top cases from MC3E including 25 April, 20 May and 23 May 2011. A discussion on the analysis methods as well as radar quality control methods is included. For each case, a brief overview is first provided. Then, multiple Doppler (using available X-SAPR and C-SAPR data) analyses are presented including statistics on vertical air motions, sub-divided by convective and stratiform precipitation. Mean profiles and CFAD's of vertical motion are included to facilitate comparison with ASR model simulations. Retrieved vertical motion has also been verified with vertically pointing profiler data. Finally for each case, hydrometeor types are included derived from polarimetric radar observations. The latter can be used to provide comparisons to model-generated hydrometeor fields. Instructions for accessing all the data fields are also included. The web page can be found at: http://radarmet.atmos.colostate.edu/mc3e/research/},
doi = {10.5439/1241493},
year = {2016},
month = {2} }
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