Articles | Volume 10, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 2785–2806, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-2785-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 2785–2806, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-2785-2017

Research article 04 Aug 2017

Research article | 04 Aug 2017

Vertical air motion retrievals in deep convective clouds using the ARM scanning radar network in Oklahoma during MC3E

Kirk W. North et al.

Data sets

Merged Sounding (MERGESONDE1MACE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility https://doi.org/10.5439/1034922

Radar Wind Profiler (915RWPPRECIPCON) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility https://doi.org/10.5439/1025127

X-Band Scanning ARM Precipitation Radar (XSAPRPPI) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility https://doi.org/10.5439/1025327

C-Band ARM Precipitation Radar (CSAPRSUR) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility https://doi.org/10.5439/1025170

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Short summary
Vertical air motion retrievals from 3DVAR multiple distributed scanning Doppler radars are compared against collocated profiling radars and retrieved from an upward iteration integration iterative technique to characterize their veracity. The retrieved vertical air motions are generally within 1–2 m s−1 of agreement with profiling radars and better solution than the upward integration technique, and therefore can be used as a means to improve parameterizations in numerical models moving forward.