Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-235-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-235-2024
Research article
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15 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 15 Jan 2024

A new power-law model for μ–Λ relationships in convective and stratiform rainfall

Christos Gatidis, Marc Schleiss, and Christine Unal

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Short summary
A common method to retrieve important information about the microphysical structure of rain (DSD retrievals) requires a constrained relationship between the drop size distribution parameters. The most widely accepted empirical relationship is between μ and Λ. The relationship shows variability across the different types of rainfall (convective or stratiform). The new proposed power-law model to represent the μ–Λ relation provides a better physical interpretation of the relationship coefficients.