Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2979–3000, 2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2979–3000, 2019

Research article 03 Jun 2019

Research article | 03 Jun 2019

Use of polarimetric radar measurements to constrain simulated convective cell evolution: a pilot study with Lagrangian tracking

Ann M. Fridlind et al.


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AR by Ann Fridlind on behalf of the Authors (12 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Apr 2019) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Apr 2019)
ED: Publish as is (18 Apr 2019) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
Short summary
Weather radars are offering improved capabilities to investigate storm physics, which remain poorly understood. We investigate enhanced use of such data near Houston, Texas, where pollution sources often provide a convenient contrast between polluted and clean air. We conclude that Houston is a favorable location to conduct a future field campaign during June through September because isolated storms are common and tend to last an hour, allowing frequent observations of a full life cycle.