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21 December 2000 Hydrometeor size distributions retrieved from vertical pointing UHF and S-band profilers during the TRMM ground validation program
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With their high vertical and temporal resolution, vertically-pointing profilers offer valuable information about the vertical structure of precipitating cloud systems. The observed vertical structure of the precipitating cloud is related to the latent heating profile in the cloud system. The different precipitation regimes (e.g., convective, stratiform, and transitional precipitation) can be identified by diagnosing the profiler resolved vertical structure of reflectivity, mean Doppler velocity, and turbulence. The classifications based on these vertical profiles are important for estimating the frequency and percent occurrence of the precipitation regimes.
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Christopher R. Williams and Kenneth S. Gage "Hydrometeor size distributions retrieved from vertical pointing UHF and S-band profilers during the TRMM ground validation program", Proc. SPIE 4152, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment II, (21 December 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.410623
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