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Title: Radar-based Snow Property Profile Retrievals for NSA

Abstract

The product contains estimated snow microphysical properties retrieved primarily from vertically-profiling radar observations using a priori constraints that are dependent on atmospheric state. The product provides data at 1-minute time resolution, including snowfall rate at the surface and vertical profiles at 300-meter resolution of snow particle size distribution parameters and snow water contents. Estimated uncertainties for the snowfall rates and snow water contents are also provided. The product is obtained using an optimal estimation retrieval in which radar forward model and a priori state characteristics are based on expected snow particle microphysical and radar scattering properties evaluated from field experiment data.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive; Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Center
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences
Keywords:
snow, snowfall, microphysics
OSTI Identifier:
1468782
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.5439/1468782

Citation Formats

Cooper, Steve, Wood, Norman, and L’Ecuyer, Tristan. Radar-based Snow Property Profile Retrievals for NSA. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.5439/1468782.
Cooper, Steve, Wood, Norman, & L’Ecuyer, Tristan. Radar-based Snow Property Profile Retrievals for NSA. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.5439/1468782
Cooper, Steve, Wood, Norman, and L’Ecuyer, Tristan. 2020. "Radar-based Snow Property Profile Retrievals for NSA". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.5439/1468782. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1468782. Pub date:Tue Jun 23 00:00:00 EDT 2020
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author = {Cooper, Steve and Wood, Norman and L’Ecuyer, Tristan},
abstractNote = {The product contains estimated snow microphysical properties retrieved primarily from vertically-profiling radar observations using a priori constraints that are dependent on atmospheric state. The product provides data at 1-minute time resolution, including snowfall rate at the surface and vertical profiles at 300-meter resolution of snow particle size distribution parameters and snow water contents. Estimated uncertainties for the snowfall rates and snow water contents are also provided. The product is obtained using an optimal estimation retrieval in which radar forward model and a priori state characteristics are based on expected snow particle microphysical and radar scattering properties evaluated from field experiment data.},
doi = {10.5439/1468782},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
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