Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1333–1354, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1333-2022

Special issue: Fusion of radar polarimetry and numerical atmospheric modelling...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1333–1354, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1333-2022
Research article
14 Mar 2022
Research article | 14 Mar 2022

Analytic characterization of random errors in spectral dual-polarized cloud radar observations

Alexander Myagkov and Davide Ori

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This study provides equations to characterize random errors of spectral polarimetric observations from cloud radars. The results can be used for a broad spectrum of applications. For instance, accurate error characterization is essential for advanced retrievals of microphysical properties of clouds and precipitation. Moreover, error characterization allows for the use of measurements from polarimetric cloud radars to potentially improve weather forecasts.