Articles | Volume 8, issue 9
Research article
14 Sep 2015
Research article |  | 14 Sep 2015

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

A. Chandra, C. Zhang, P. Kollias, S. Matrosov, and W. Szyrmer


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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.