Deduction of Ice Particle Types in the Vicinity of the Melting Layer from Doppler Radar Measurements

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  • 1 Atmospheric Sciences Department, University of Washington, Seattle 98195
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Abstract

A technique is described for deducing, from vertically pointing Doppler radar measurements, whether the predominant ice particles just above the melting layer are graupel or aggregates of ice crystals. Under certain conditions, the type of graupel and the type of ice crystals which comprise the aggregates can be deduced.

Abstract

A technique is described for deducing, from vertically pointing Doppler radar measurements, whether the predominant ice particles just above the melting layer are graupel or aggregates of ice crystals. Under certain conditions, the type of graupel and the type of ice crystals which comprise the aggregates can be deduced.

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