Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Research article
12 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 12 Apr 2023

Processing reflectivity and Doppler velocity from EarthCARE's cloud-profiling radar: the C-FMR, C-CD and C-APC products

Pavlos Kollias, Bernat Puidgomènech Treserras, Alessandro Battaglia, Paloma C. Borque, and Aleksandra Tatarevic

Data sets

EarthCARE level-2 demonstration products from simulated scenes G.-J. van Zadelhoff, H. W. Barker, E. Baudrez, S. Bley, N. Clerbaux, J. N. S. Cole, J. de~Kloe, N. Docter, C. Domenech, D. P. Donovan, J.-L. Dufresne, M. Eisinger, J. Fischer, R. García-Marañón, M. Haarig, R. J. Hogan, A. Hünerbein, P. Kollias, R. Koopman, N. Madenach, S. L. Mason, R. Preusker, B. Puigdomènech~Treserras, Z. Qu, M. Ruiz-Saldaña, M. Shephard, A. Velázquez-Blazquez, N. Villefranque, U. Wandinger, P. Wang, and T. Wehr

Short summary
The Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation (EarthCARE) satellite mission developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) features the first spaceborne 94 GHz Doppler cloud-profiling radar (CPR) with Doppler capability. Here, we describe the post-processing algorithms that apply quality control and corrections to CPR measurements and derive key geophysical variables such as hydrometeor locations and best estimates of particle sedimentation fall velocities.