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Identification of Snow and Rain at the Surface using Polarimetric Radar

Hagen, Martin und Dalphinet, Alice (2012) Identification of Snow and Rain at the Surface using Polarimetric Radar. 16th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation, 30. Juli - 3. Aug. 2012, Leipzig, Deutschland.

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The transition from rain to snow at the surface is one of the challenging facts in aviation and road traffic during winter weather condition. Even though numerical weather forecast is able to provide reasonable forecasts, nowcasting applications still suffer from the precise observation of the transition from rain to snow at the surface. The application of dual-polarization radar has shown that fuzzy logic allows classifying hydrometeors in distinct classes. However, some uncertainty exists in the distinction between light rainfall and light snowfall. The knowledge of temperature can help in this situation, but is often not available with the desired quality and for three-dimensional the region of interest. Further uncertainty is caused by the fact that radar does not measure at the surface but at several hundred meters above the surface. For an improved classification of surface precipitation we identify the height of the melting layer first. The height of the melting layer is then included in the fuzzy classification process. This allows a more reliable distinction between rain (below) and snow (above). In the presentation we will show results from this algorithm using the DLR multi-polarization C-band weather radar POLDIRAD including a verification using ground based observations at Munich airport (disdrometer and human METAR observations) as well as measurements with a vertical pointing Doppler micro rain radar.

Dokumentart:Konferenzbeitrag (Vortrag)
Titel:Identification of Snow and Rain at the Surface using Polarimetric Radar
AutorenInstitution oder E-Mail-AdresseAutoren-ORCID
Hagen, Martinmartin.hagen@dlr.deNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Dalphinet, AliceMeteo France, Lille, FNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Datum:2 August 2012
Referierte Publikation:Ja
In Open Access:Nein
In ISI Web of Science:Nein
Stichwörter:weather radar, polarimetry, hydrometeor classification, rain, snow
Veranstaltungstitel:16th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation
Veranstaltungsort:Leipzig, Deutschland
Veranstaltungsart:internationale Konferenz
Veranstaltungsdatum:30. Juli - 3. Aug. 2012
HGF - Forschungsbereich:Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Verkehr, Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Verkehr
HGF - Programm:Raumfahrt, Luftfahrt
HGF - Programmthema:Erdbeobachtung, ATM und Flugbetrieb (alt)
DLR - Schwerpunkt:Raumfahrt, Luftfahrt
DLR - Forschungsgebiet:R EO - Erdbeobachtung, L AO - Luftverkehrsmanagement und Flugbetrieb
DLR - Teilgebiet (Projekt, Vorhaben):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung, L - Klima, Wetter und Umwelt (alt)
Standort: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institute & Einrichtungen:Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre > Wolkenphysik und Verkehrsmeteorologie
Hinterlegt von: Hagen, Dr.rer.nat. Martin
Hinterlegt am:24 Sep 2012 13:21
Letzte Änderung:11 Feb 2013 15:02

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