Articles | Volume 8, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3493–3517, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3493-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3493–3517, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3493-2015

Research article 26 Aug 2015

Research article | 26 Aug 2015

Performance assessment of a triple-frequency spaceborne cloud–precipitation radar concept using a global cloud-resolving model

J. Leinonen et al.

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Using multiple frequencies in cloud and precipitation radars enables them to be both sensitive enough to detect thin clouds and to penetrate heavy precipitation, profiling the entire vertical structure of the atmospheric component of the water cycle. Here, we evaluate the performance of a potential future three-frequency space-based radar system by simulating its observations using data from a high-resolution global atmospheric model.