Articles | Volume 17, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9599–9621, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9599-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9599–9621, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9599-2017

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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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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