Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Research article
18 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 18 Dec 2020

Microwave single-scattering properties of non-spheroidal raindrops

Robin Ekelund, Patrick Eriksson, and Michael Kahnert

Data sets

Microwave single scattering properties of non-spheroidal rain drops Robin, Patrick, and Michael

ARTS Microwave Single Scattering Properties Database Robin Ekelund, Manfred Brath, Jana Mendrok, and Patrick Eriksson

Short summary
Raindrops become flattened due to aerodynamic drag as they increase in mass and fall speed. This study calculated the electromagnetic interaction between microwave radiation and non-spheroidal raindrops. The calculations are made publicly available to the scientific community, in order to promote accurate representations of raindrops in measurements. Tests show that the drop shape can have a noticeable effect on microwave observations of heavy rainfall.