Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Research article
13 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 13 Mar 2020

Unsupervised classification of vertical profiles of dual polarization radar variables

Jussi Tiira and Dmitri Moisseev

Data sets

The Finnish Meteorological Institute’s open data Finnish Meteorological Institute

Short summary
Modern weather radars are sensitive for properties of precipitating snow particles, such as their sizes, shapes and number concentration. Vertical profiles of such radar measurements can be used for studying the processes through which snow is formed. We created a profile classification method for this purpose, and we show how it can be used for automatic identification of snow growth processes. Being able to identify the processes is expected to improve radar-based precipitation estimation.