Articles | Volume 10, issue 8
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, Mariko Oue, Pavlos Kollias, Scott E. Giangrande, Scott M. Collis, and Corey K. Potvin


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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.