Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11567–11589, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11567-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11567–11589, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11567-2017

Research article 27 Sep 2017

Research article | 27 Sep 2017

Improved rain rate and drop size retrievals from airborne Doppler radar

Shannon L. Mason et al.

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AR by Shannon Mason on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jul 2017) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
RR by Alain Protat (24 Jul 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 Jul 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Aug 2017)
ED: Publish as is (30 Aug 2017) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
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Airborne Doppler radar measurements are used to estimate the properties of tropical stratiform rain. Doppler velocity measurements provide sufficient information to estimate the rain rate over land and also to retrieve the raindrop size distribution over ocean, addressing major uncertainties in current satellite measurements of rain. These results suggest that EarthCARE, with the first space-borne Doppler radar, will facilitate improved global measurements of rain.
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