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Polarimetric Measurements in a Severe Hailstorm

Zrnić, DS and Bringi, VN and Balakrishnan, N and Aydin, K and Chandrasekar, V and Hubbert, J (1993) Polarimetric Measurements in a Severe Hailstorm. In: Monthly Weather Review, 121 (8). pp. 2223-2238.

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This study explores the utility of polarimetric measurements for discriminating between hydrometeor types with the emphasis on (a) hail detection and discrimination of its size, (b) measurement of heavy precipitation, (c) identification and quantification of mixed-phase hydrometeors, and (d) discrimination of ice forms. In particular, we examine the specific differential phase, the backscatter differential phase, the correlation coefficient between vertically and horizontally polarized waves, and the differential reflectivity, collected from a storm at close range. Three range–height cross sections are analyzed together with complementary data from a prototype WSR-88D radar. The case is interesting because it demonstrates the complementary nature of these polarimetric measurands. Self-consistency among them allows qualitative and some quantitative discrimination between hydrometeors.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Meterological Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: Ms TV Yashodha
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 05:50
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2013 10:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35690

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