Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4893–4913, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4893–4913, 2021

Research article 12 Jul 2021

Research article | 12 Jul 2021

Analysis of the microphysical properties of snowfall using scanning polarimetric and vertically pointing multi-frequency Doppler radars

Mariko Oue et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-78', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-78', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Mariko Oue on behalf of the Authors (28 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 May 2021) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
Short summary
Multi-wavelength radar measurements provide capabilities to identify ice particle types and growth processes in clouds beyond the capabilities of single-frequency radar measurements. This study introduces Doppler velocity and polarimetric radar observables into the multi-wavelength radar reflectivity measurement to improve identification analysis. The analysis clearly discerns snowflake aggregation and riming processes and even early stages of riming.