Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Research article
03 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 03 Jun 2022

Sensitivity analysis of attenuation in convective rainfall at X-band frequency using the mountain reference technique

Guy Delrieu, Anil Kumar Khanal, Frédéric Cazenave, and Brice Boudevillain


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-8', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', GUY DELRIEU, 15 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-8', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', GUY DELRIEU, 16 Feb 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2022-8', Anonymous Referee #3, 15 Feb 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', GUY DELRIEU, 17 Mar 2022
    • AC4: 'Final comments from the corresponding author', GUY DELRIEU, 22 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by GUY DELRIEU on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Apr 2022) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (25 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish as is (26 Apr 2022) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
Short summary
The RadAlp experiment aims at improving quantitative precipitation estimation in the Alps thanks to X-band polarimetric radars and in situ measurements deployed in Grenoble, France. We revisit the physics of propagation and attenuation of microwaves in rain. We perform a generalized sensitivity analysis in order to establish useful parameterization for attenuation corrections. Originality lies in the use of otherwise undesired mountain returns for constraining the considered physical model.