Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 53–69, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-53-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 53–69, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-53-2021

Research article 04 Jan 2021

Research article | 04 Jan 2021

The development of rainfall retrievals from radar at Darwin

Robert Jackson et al.

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ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2020) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
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About 4 years of 2D video disdrometer data in Darwin are used to develop and validate rainfall retrievals for tropical convection in C- and X-band radars in Darwin. Using blended techniques previously used for Colorado and Manus and Gan islands, with modified coefficients in each estimator, provided the most optimal results. Using multiple radar observables to develop a rainfall retrieval provided a greater advantage than using a single observable, including using specific attenuation.