Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3883–3916, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3883-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3883–3916, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3883-2018

Research article 04 Jul 2018

Research article | 04 Jul 2018

From model to radar variables: a new forward polarimetric radar operator for COSMO

Daniel Wolfensberger and Alexis Berne

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AR by Daniel Wolfensberger on behalf of the Authors (29 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Apr 2018) by Marcos Portabella
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Apr 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 May 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 May 2018) by Marcos Portabella
AR by Daniel Wolfensberger on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Jun 2018) by Marcos Portabella
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This work presents a polarimetric forward operator for the COSMO weather prediction model. This tool is able to simulate radar observables from the state of the atmosphere simulated by the model, taking into account most physical aspects of radar beam propagation and backscattering. This operator was validated with a large dataset of radar observations from several instruments and it was shown that is able to simulate a realistic radar signature in liquid precipitation.