Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Research article
29 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 29 Mar 2019

Investigation of observational error sources in multi-Doppler-radar three-dimensional variational vertical air motion retrievals

Mariko Oue, Pavlos Kollias, Alan Shapiro, Aleksandra Tatarevic, and Toshihisa Matsui


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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Feb 2019) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
ED: Publish as is (04 Mar 2019) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
Short summary
This study investigated impacts of the selected radar volume coverage pattern, the sampling time period, the number of radars used, and the added value of advection correction on the retrieval of vertical air motion from a multi-Doppler-radar technique. The results suggest that the use of rapid-scan radars can substantially improve the quality of wind retrievals and that the retrieved wind field needs to be carefully used considering the limitations of the radar observing system.