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


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AR by Robin Ekelund on behalf of the Authors (10 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Oct 2020) by Piet Stammes
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Oct 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish as is (18 Oct 2020) by Piet Stammes
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.