A092:
Retrieving Cloud and Precipitation Geophysical Quantities from Advanced Radar Observations





Session ID#: 25754

Session Description:
Radar remote sensing of clouds and precipitation is an active and vibrant field. Many processing steps are needed to convert raw radar observations into useful geophysical quantities that require the knowledge of radar technology and atmospheric science. This session focuses on the science that converts state-of-the-art radar observations into geophysical quantities that can be used as inputs to many applications including hydrologic, weather, and cloud resolving models. Contributions are welcome from ALL areas of active remote sensors probing clouds and precipitation including: ground-based dual- polarization radar, mobile radar, airborne and spaceborne radar. Submissions are solicited covering but not limited to the following topics:

  • -Scanning and vertically pointing radars from S- to W-band
  • -Advances in radar hardware, signal processing, and data quality control
  • -Identification of hydrometeor phase in polarimetric and Doppler spectra radar measurements
  • -Network or field campaign observations monitoring clouds and/or precipitation
  • -Radar or multi-sensor products suitable for real-time operations
Primary Convener:  Haonan Chen, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States; NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Robert Cifelli, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Science Division, Boulder, CO, United States, Chandrasekar V Chandra, Colorado State University, 1373 Campus, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Christopher R Williams, CIRES/NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
Index Terms:

1853 Precipitation-radar [HYDROLOGY]
3310 Clouds and cloud feedbacks [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3354 Precipitation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3360 Remote sensing [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jianyu Zheng, USTC University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, Dong Liu, Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Composition and Optical Radiation, Chinese Academy of Sciences,, Hefei, Anhui, China and Zhien Wang, University of Wyoming, Department of Atmospheric Science, Laramie, WY, United States
Walter Arthur Petersen, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Yang Song, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom, D Han, University of Bristol, Civil Engineering, Bristol, United Kingdom and Miguel Angel Rico-Ramirez, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Haonan Chen1,2 and Chandrasekar V Chandra1, (1)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States
Guang Wen, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China and Alain Protat, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia
Tomoo Ushio1,2, Hiroshi Kikuchi2, Tomoaki Mega2, Eiichi Yoshikawa3, Fumihiko Mizutani4 and Nobuhiro Takahashi5, (1)Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, (2)Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan, (3)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Aeronautical Technology Directorate, Kanagawa, Japan, (4)Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan, (5)NICT National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Brenda Dolan1, Steven A Rutledge1, Julie I Barnum1, Toshihisa Matsui2, Wei-Kuo Tao3 and Takamichi Iguchi2, (1)Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Christopher R Williams, CIRES/NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States and Chandrasekar V Chandra, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Yabin Gou, Hangzhou, China
Jinli LIU, Yongheng Bi, Shu Duan and Daren Lu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Julián Sepúlveda, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Medellin, Colombia and Carlos David Hoyos Ortiz, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín, Departamento de Geociencias y Medio Ambiente / Geoscience and Environment Department, Medellín, Colombia
Robert Cifelli, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO, United States, Haonan Chen, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, NOAA Physical Sciences Division, Fort Collins, CO, United States and V Chandrasekar, Colorado State University, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Daren Lu, Yinan Wang, Weiling Pan and Jinli LIU, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Dié WANG1, Scott E Giangrande1, Joseph Clinton Hardin2, Zhe Feng2, Mary Jane Bartholomew1 and Tami Toto1, (1)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Juan Manuel Valencia1, Julián Sepúlveda1, Carlos Hoyos2 and Laura Herrera1, (1)Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Medellin, Colombia, (2)Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Medellin, Geociencias y Medio Ambiente, Medellin, Colombia