On the use of radar observations of reflectivity in verifying model hydrometeor fields

Qingyun Zhao, John Cook, Jerome Schmidt, Mike Frost, Paul Harasti, Brian Gaudet

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Abstract

Verification of model hydrometeor fields using radar observations of reflectivity was discussed. The system utilizes a new data source of high spatial resolution, and a new method to quantitatively verify the three-dimensional hydrological structures of storms from mesoscale model forecasts. It is suggested that the biggest advantage of the system is the capability of using radar data multiple radars that cover a much larger area than single radar. The system also provide more data and higher data resolution in the overlapping areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2877-2880
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
EventCombined Preprints: 84th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA., United States
Duration: Jan 11 2004Jan 15 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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