Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1439–1464, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1439-2022

Special issue: Winter weather research in complex terrain during ICE-POP...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1439–1464, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1439-2022

Research article 16 Mar 2022

Research article | 16 Mar 2022

Snow microphysical retrieval from the NASA D3R radar during ICE-POP 2018

S. Joseph Munchak et al.

Data sets

GPM Ground Validation Dual-frequency Dual-polarized Doppler Radar (D3R) ICE POP V. Chandrasekar https://doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/ICEPOP/D3R/DATA101

GPM Ground Validation Precipitation Imaging Package (PIP) ICE POP Larry Bliven https://doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/ICEPOP/PIP/DATA101

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Short summary
The ability to measure snowfall with weather radar has greatly advanced with the development of techniques that utilize dual-polarization measurements, which provide information about the snow particle shape and orientation, and multi-frequency measurements, which provide information about size and density. This study combines these techniques with the NASA D3R radar, which provides dual-frequency polarimetric measurements, with data that were observed during the 2018 Winter Olympics.