A computational study of polarimetric radar observables for measuring hail parameters

K. Aydin, Y. Zhao

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    Abstract

    Remote measurement of hail parameters remains a challenging problem in radar meteorology due to the complex shape, composition, and falling behavior of melting hailstones. Dual-polarization radars have been successfully used in improving rainfall parameter estimation and in mapping hail regions within storms. Polarimetric radars are also expected to be useful in estimating hail parameters such as size distribution, hail-fall rate, median size, kinetic energy, liquid water content, and so forth. In order to obtain meaningful relationships between polarimetric radar observables and hail parameters it is essential to utilize a melting model for hailstones. Preliminary results from a computational study based on such a model are presented.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages1908-1909
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
    EventIGARSS'89 - Twelfth Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing Part 3 (of 5) - Vancouver, BC, Can
    Duration: Jul 10 1989Jul 14 1989

    Other

    OtherIGARSS'89 - Twelfth Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing Part 3 (of 5)
    CityVancouver, BC, Can
    Period7/10/897/14/89

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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