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Title: A Summary of Precipitation Characteristics from the 2006–11 Northern Australian Wet Seasons as Revealed by ARM Disdrometer Research Facilities (Darwin, Australia)

The variability of rainfall and drop size distributions (DSDs) as a function of large-scale atmospheric conditions and storm characteristics is investigated using measurements from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program facility at Darwin, Australia. Observations are obtained from an impact disdrometer with a near continuous record of operation over five consecutive wet seasons (2006-2011). We partition bulk rainfall characteristics according to diurnal accumulation, convective and stratiform precipitation classifications, objective monsoonal regime and MJO phase. Our findings support previous Darwin studies suggesting a significant diurnal and DSD parameter signal associated with both convective-stratiform and wet season monsoonal regime classification. Negligible MJO phase influence is determined for cumulative disdrometric statistics over the Darwin location.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Environmental and Climate Sciences Dept.
  2. Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, VIC (Australia). Bureau of Meteorology Training Center
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Environmental Sciences Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; AC02-98CH10886
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 53; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1558-8424
Publisher:
American Meteorological Society
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; Australia; Darwin; drop size; monsoon; rainfall
OSTI Identifier:
1395028

Giangrande, Scott E., Bartholomew, Mary Jane, Pope, Mick, Collis, Scott, and Jensen, Michael P.. A Summary of Precipitation Characteristics from the 2006–11 Northern Australian Wet Seasons as Revealed by ARM Disdrometer Research Facilities (Darwin, Australia). United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0222.1.
Giangrande, Scott E., Bartholomew, Mary Jane, Pope, Mick, Collis, Scott, & Jensen, Michael P.. A Summary of Precipitation Characteristics from the 2006–11 Northern Australian Wet Seasons as Revealed by ARM Disdrometer Research Facilities (Darwin, Australia). United States. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0222.1.
Giangrande, Scott E., Bartholomew, Mary Jane, Pope, Mick, Collis, Scott, and Jensen, Michael P.. 2014. "A Summary of Precipitation Characteristics from the 2006–11 Northern Australian Wet Seasons as Revealed by ARM Disdrometer Research Facilities (Darwin, Australia)". United States. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0222.1. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1395028.
@article{osti_1395028,
title = {A Summary of Precipitation Characteristics from the 2006–11 Northern Australian Wet Seasons as Revealed by ARM Disdrometer Research Facilities (Darwin, Australia)},
author = {Giangrande, Scott E. and Bartholomew, Mary Jane and Pope, Mick and Collis, Scott and Jensen, Michael P.},
abstractNote = {The variability of rainfall and drop size distributions (DSDs) as a function of large-scale atmospheric conditions and storm characteristics is investigated using measurements from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program facility at Darwin, Australia. Observations are obtained from an impact disdrometer with a near continuous record of operation over five consecutive wet seasons (2006-2011). We partition bulk rainfall characteristics according to diurnal accumulation, convective and stratiform precipitation classifications, objective monsoonal regime and MJO phase. Our findings support previous Darwin studies suggesting a significant diurnal and DSD parameter signal associated with both convective-stratiform and wet season monsoonal regime classification. Negligible MJO phase influence is determined for cumulative disdrometric statistics over the Darwin location.},
doi = {10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0222.1},
journal = {Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology},
number = 5,
volume = 53,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {5}
}