Articles | Volume 11, issue 8
Research article
22 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 22 Aug 2018

Unraveling hydrometeor mixtures in polarimetric radar measurements

Nikola Besic, Josué Gehring, Christophe Praz, Jordi Figueras i Ventura, Jacopo Grazioli, Marco Gabella, Urs Germann, and Alexis Berne


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AR by Nikola Besic on behalf of the Authors (11 Jul 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Jul 2018) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (31 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish as is (02 Aug 2018) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
AR by Nikola Besic on behalf of the Authors (14 Aug 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
In this paper we propose an innovative approach for hydrometeor de-mixing, i.e., to identify and quantify the presence of mixtures of different hydrometeor types in a radar sampling volume. It is a bin-based approach, inspired by conventional decomposition methods and evaluated using C- and X-band radar measurements compared with synchronous ground observations. The paper also investigates the potential influence of incoherency in the backscattering from hydrometeor mixtures in a radar volume.