Combined use of 50 MHz and 915 MHz wind profilers in the estimation of raindrop size distributions
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1992 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 19, Issue 10, pages 1017–1020, 22 May 1992
How to Cite
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 JAN 1992
- Manuscript Received: 10 DEC 1991
To estimate raindrop size distributions aloft, we fit a theoretical Doppler spectrum of a model drop size distribution to observed Doppler power spectra measured by a 915 MHz profiler, while using concurrent information supplied by a 50 MHz profiler to correct for vertical winds. While several assumptions have been made in deriving the theoretical Doppler spectrum, model derived rainfall rates compare favorably with locally measured rainfall rates obtained from rain gauge estimates.