Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5925–5940, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5925-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5925–5940, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5925-2018

Research article 26 Oct 2018

Research article | 26 Oct 2018

Combining cloud radar and radar wind profiler for a value added estimate of vertical air motion and particle terminal velocity within clouds

Martin Radenz et al.

Model code and software

spectra_mole Martin Radenz and Johannes Bühl https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1419486

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Ultra-high-frequency radar wind profilers are widely used for remote sensing of horizontal and vertical wind velocity. They emit electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength of 60 cm and receive signals from both falling particles and the air itself. In this paper, we describe a method to separate both signal components with the help of an additional cloud radar system in order to come up with undisturbed measurements of both vertical air velocity and the fall velocity of particles.