Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4931–4947, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4931-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4931–4947, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4931-2019

Research article 11 Sep 2019

Research article | 11 Sep 2019

Characterization of shallow oceanic precipitation using profiling and scanning radar observations at the Eastern North Atlantic ARM observatory

Katia Lamer et al.

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ED: Publish as is (06 Aug 2019) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
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This article describes the three newly deployed second-generation radar of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program. Techniques to retrieve precipitation rate from their measurements are presented: noise and clutter filtering, gas and liquid attenuation correction, and radar reflectivity calibration. Rain rate for a 40 km radius domain around Graciosa estimated from all three radar differ, which highlights the need to consider sensor capabilities when interpreting radar measurements.