Articles | Volume 8, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3685–3699, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3685-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3685–3699, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3685-2015

Research article 14 Sep 2015

Research article | 14 Sep 2015

Automated rain rate estimates using the Ka-band ARM zenith radar (KAZR)

A. Chandra et al.

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An automated algorithm is developed for routinely retrieving rain rates from the profiling Ka-Band zenith radars. The algorithm is implemented in two steps: higher rain rates are retrieved by using the amount of attenuation in rain layers, while low rain rates are retrieved from the reflectivity-rain rate (Ze-R) relation. Observations collected by rain gauge, disdrometer and scanning precipitation radars during the DYNAMO field campaign at Gan Island are used to validate the proposed approach.