Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Research article
09 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 09 Mar 2016

Fingerprints of a riming event on cloud radar Doppler spectra: observations and modeling

Heike Kalesse, Wanda Szyrmer, Stefan Kneifel, Pavlos Kollias, and Edward Luke


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Short summary
Mixed-phase clouds are ubiquitous. Process-level understanding is needed to address the complexity of mixed-phase clouds and to improve their representation in models. This study illustrates steps to identify the impact of a microphysical process (riming) on cloud Doppler radar observations. It suggests that in situ observations of key ice properties are needed to complement radar observations before process-oriented studies can effectively evaluate ice microphysical parameterizations in models.
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