Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3851–3860, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3851–3860, 2018

Research article 29 Jun 2018

Research article | 29 Jun 2018

Characteristics of vertical velocities estimated from drop size and fall velocity spectra of a Parsivel disdrometer

Dong-Kyun Kim and Chang-Keun Song


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Short summary
A new technique to estimate vertical velocities from Parsivel-measured drop and velocity spectra is developed. The estimated vertical velocities (w) were compared with w components of winds measured from the anemometer at the same site. They showed good agreement with each other, suggesting that this technique is reliable and applicable to rainfall studies. With these w values, rainfall characteristics related to up-/downdraft were investigated on the windward and leeward sides of a mountain.