Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 149–170, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-149-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 149–170, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-149-2015

Research article 09 Jan 2015

Research article | 09 Jan 2015

Hydrometeor classification from polarimetric radar measurements: a clustering approach

J. Grazioli et al.

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A new approach for hydrometeor classification from polarimetric radar measurements is proposed. It takes adavantage of clustering techniques to objectively determine the number of hydrometeor classes that can be reliably identified. The proposed method is tested using observations from an X-band polarimetric radar in different regions and evaluated by comparison with existing algorithms and with measurements from a ground-based 2D video disdrometer (providing 2-D views of falling hydrometeors).