Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Research article
25 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 25 Oct 2019

Combined use of volume radar observations and high-resolution numerical weather predictions to estimate precipitation at the ground: methodology and proof of concept

Tony Le Bastard, Olivier Caumont, Nicolas Gaussiat, and Fatima Karbou


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AR by Tony Le Bastard on behalf of the Authors (21 Aug 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Aug 2019) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish as is (16 Sep 2019) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
AR by Tony Le Bastard on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The estimation of surface rainfall from radars becomes less effective at long ranges or in mountainous regions where the radar beam is far from the ground. The method proposed in this paper investigates how vertical profiles simulated from high-resolution model can be used to predict the evolution of the precipitation below the radar beam. Our results show that this novel method leads to better results than the current operational methods that either use climatological or idealised profiles.