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Title: Evolution in Cloud Population Statistics of the MJO. From AMIE Field Observations to Global-Cloud Permitting Models final report Version 1

Methods of convective/stratiform precipitation classification and surface rain rate estimation based on the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program cloud radar measurements were developed and evaluated. Simultaneous and collocated observations of the Ka-band ARM zenith radar (KAZR), two scanning precipitation radars (NCAR S-PolKa and Texas A&M University SMART-R), and surface precipitation during the DYNAMO/AMIE field campaign were used. The motivation of this study is to apply the unique long-term ARM cloud radar observations without accompanying precipitation radars to the study of cloud lifecycle and precipitation features under different weather and climate regimes.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1233850
Report Number(s):
DOE-UWYO--08506-1
DE-SC008506
DOE Contract Number:
SC0008506
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN convection in MJO