Articles | Volume 17, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9599–9621, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9599–9621, 2017
Research article
09 Aug 2017
Research article | 09 Aug 2017

A ubiquitous ice size bias in simulations of tropical deep convection

McKenna W. Stanford et al.


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ED: Publish as is (03 Jul 2017) by Eric Jensen
Short summary
Radar reflectivity is a valuable observational tool used to guide numerical weather model improvement. Biases in simulated reflectivity help identify potential errors in physical process and property representation in models. This study uniquely compares simulated and observed tropical convective systems to establish that a commonly documented high bias in radar reflectivity values at least partially results from the production of simulated ice particle sizes that are larger than observed.
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