Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 503–520, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-503-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 503–520, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-503-2022

Research article 31 Jan 2022

Research article | 31 Jan 2022

Calibration of radar differential reflectivity using quasi-vertical profiles

Daniel Sanchez-Rivas and Miguel A. Rico-Ramirez

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AR by Daniel Sanchez-Rivas on behalf of the Authors (09 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Nov 2021) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish as is (29 Nov 2021) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
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Short summary
In this work, we review the use of quasi-vertical profiles for monitoring the calibration of the radar differential reflectivity ZDR. We validate the proposed method by comparing its results against the traditional approach based on measurements taken at 90°; we observed good agreement as the errors are within 0.2 dB. Additionally, we compare the results of the proposed method with ZDR derived from disdrometers; the errors are reasonable considering factors discussed in the paper.