A085:
Radar-driven Advances in Understanding and Modeling Clouds and Precipitation





Session ID#: 24949

Session Description:
Cloud and precipitation processes have been the main source of uncertainties in numerical weather prediction (NWP) and climate change projections for decades. Polarimetric weather radars provide new pathways towards a better understanding of microphysical processes and high impact weather systems, and thus enable new approaches for process-oriented evaluation and improvement of NWP/climate models, and data assimilation techniques. Cloud radars operating at higher frequencies provide deeper insights in microphysical processes of ice clouds and multi-frequency signatures provide complementary information on ice habits, particle size distributions, and particle densities. Doppler spectra obtained from vertically pointing radars are also demonstrating great potential to elucidate microphysical and dynamical processes in clouds. Additional benefits arise from multi-sensor, e.g. radar, lidar, radiometer and satellite approaches.

This session welcomes contributions aiming at new ideas towards a more complete exploitation of our state-of-the-art radars, and techniques for advancing their fusion with other sensors and with atmospheric modeling.

Primary Convener:  Silke Troemel, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Conveners:  Jussi S. Leinonen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Johannes Quaas, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany and Ann M Fridlind, NASA GISS, New York, NY, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
Index Terms:

1853 Precipitation-radar [HYDROLOGY]
3311 Clouds and aerosols [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3354 Precipitation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3360 Remote sensing [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Heike Kalesse1, Edward P Luke2 and Patric Seifert1, (1)Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany, (2)Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY, United States
Jiaxi Hu1, Daniel Rosenfeld2, Pengfei Zhang3, Jeffrey Snyder4, Richard E Orville5, Alexander Ryzhkov6, Dusan Zrnic3, Earle R Williams7 and Renyi Zhang5, (1)Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, (3)National Severe Storm Lab, Norman, OK, United States, (4)National Severe Storms Lab Norman, Norman, OK, United States, (5)Texas A & M Univ, College Station, TX, United States, (6)Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States, (7)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Zhiyuan Jiang1, J Verlinde2, Kultegin Aydin1 and Eugene Edmund Clothiaux3, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, PA, United States, (3)Penn State, University Park, PA, United States
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
Prabhakar Shrestha1, Silke Troemel2 and Clemens Simmer1, (1)University of Bonn, Meteorological Institute, Bonn, Germany, (2)Meteorological Institute, Bonn, Germany
Daniel Rosenfeld1, Jiaxi Hu2, Pengfei Zhang3, Jeffrey Snyder4, Richard E Orville5, Alexander Ryzhkov6, Dusan Zrnic3, Earle Williams7 and Renyi Zhang5, (1)Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, (2)Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (3)National Severe Storm Lab, Norman, OK, United States, (4)National Severe Storms Lab Norman, Norman, OK, United States, (5)Texas A & M Univ, College Station, TX, United States, (6)Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States, (7)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Jieru Yan and Andras Bardossy, University of Stuttgart, Department of Hydrology and Geohydrology, Stuttgart, Germany
Toshihisa Matsui1, Brenda Dolan2, Wei-Kuo Tao1, Steven A Rutledge2, Takamichi Iguchi3, Julie I Barnum4 and Stephen E Lang1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States, (4)Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, United States
Marc Schroeder, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Offenbach am Main, Germany, Thomas Spangehl, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach am Main, Germany, Alejandro Bodas-Salcedo, Met Office Hadley center for Climate Change, Exeter, United Kingdom, Rainer Hollmann, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach, Germany, Emily Marie Riley Dellaripa, Colorado State University, Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Courtney Schumacher, Texas A & M University College Station, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College Station, TX, United States
Josephin Beer, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany and Silke Troemel, Meteorological Institute, Bonn, Germany
Jussi S. Leinonen1,2, Matthew D Lebsock1, Ousmane O Sy1 and Simone Tanelli1, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)University of California Los Angeles, Joint Institute for Earth System Science and Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Mircea Grecu, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States, Lin Tian, GESTAR/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Gerald M Heymsfield, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Stephen W Nesbitt1, Adam Varble2 and Paloma Borque1, (1)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States, (2)University of Utah, Atmospheric Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Matthew R Kumjian1, Charlotte Martinkus1, Olivier P Prat2, Scott M Collis3, Hugh Morrison4 and Marcus van Lier-Walqui5, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, University Park, PA, United States, (2)CICS-NC/NCSU, Asheville, NC, United States, (3)Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, United States, (4)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States
Pavlos Kollias1, Mariko Oue1, Ann M Fridlind2, Toshihisa Matsui3 and David J. McLaughlin4, (1)Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States, (2)NASA GISS, New York, NY, United States, (3)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States, (4)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Amherst, MA, United States
Nils Küchler1, Stefan Kneifel1, Pavlos Kollias2 and Ulrich Loehnert1, (1)University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, (2)Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States
Florian Ewald1, Silke Gross1, Martin Hagen1, Qiang Li1 and Tobias Zinner2, (1)German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, (2)Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Meteorological Institute Munich, Munich, Germany
Mariko Oue1, Pavlos Kollias1,2, Edward P Luke3 and James Mead4, (1)Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States, (2)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, (3)Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY, United States, (4)ProSensing. Inc., Amherst, MA, United States
Robert Schrom1, Matthew R Kumjian1 and Jerry Y Harrington2, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, PA, United States
Jessica Kleiss1, Erin Riley1, Evgueni Kassianov2, Charles N. Long3, Laura Riihimaki4 and Larry K Berg5, (1)Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, United States, (2)PNNL, Richland, VA, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA, United States, (5)PNNL / Climate Physics, Richland, WA, United States
Edward P Luke1, Pavlos Kollias2, Mariko Oue3, Katia Lamer4 and Jian Wang1, (1)Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY, United States, (2)Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook, NY, United States, (3)Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States, (4)Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States
Lina Isabel Ceballos B1, Mauricio Zapata Zapata Henao1, Juan Camilo Hernandez2, Gisel Guzmán3 and Carlos David Hoyos Ortiz4, (1)Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Medellin, Colombia, (2)Sistema de Alerta Temprana del Valle de Aburrá (SIATA), Medellin, Colombia, (3)Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Medellin, Geociencias y Medio Ambiente, Medellin, Colombia, (4)Sistema de Alerta Temprana del Valle de Aburra (SIATA), Medellín, Colombia
Hyunho Lee1,2, Ann M Fridlind1, Andrew S Ackerman1 and Pavlos Kollias3, (1)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (2)Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States, (3)Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook, NY, United States