Assimilation of ZDR Columns for Improving the Spin-Up and Forecasts of Convective Storms

Jacob Carlin, Norman, OK, United States, Jidong Gao, Univ of OK--NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK, United States, Jeffrey Snyder, National Severe Storms Lab Norman, Norman, OK, United States and Alexander Ryzhkov, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States