Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4727–4750, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4727-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4727–4750, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4727-2020

Research article 08 Sep 2020

Research article | 08 Sep 2020

Retrieval of lower-order moments of the drop size distribution using CSU-CHILL X-band polarimetric radar: a case study

Viswanathan Bringi et al.

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The raindrop size distribution and its moments are fundamental in many areas, such as radar measurement of rainfall using polarimetry and numerical modeling of the microphysical processes of rain formation and evolution. We develop a technique which uses advanced radar measurements and complete drop size distributions using two collocated instruments to retrieve the lower-order moments such as total drop concentration and rain water content. We demonstrate a proof-of-concept using a case study.