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Title: Polarimetric radar and aircraft observations of saggy bright bands during MC3E

Polarimetric radar observations increasingly are used to understand cloud microphysical processes, which is critical for improving their representation in cloud and climate models. In particular, there has been recent focus on improving representations of ice collection processes (e.g., aggregation, riming), as these influence precipitation rate, heating profiles, and ultimately cloud life cycles. However, distinguishing these processes using conventional polarimetric radar observations is difficult, as they produce similar fingerprints. This necessitates improved analysis techniques and integration of complementary data sources. Furthermore, the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) provided such an opportunity.
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, D.C. (United States); NOAA/OAR National Severe Storms Lab., Norman, OK (United States)
  3. NOAA/OAR National Severe Storms Lab., Norman, OK (United States); Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and the Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States)
  4. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2169-897X; R&D Project: 2016-BNL-EE630EECA-Budg; KP1701000
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 67; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2169-897X
American Geophysical Union
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States