Articles | Volume 20, issue 21
Research article
03 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 03 Nov 2020

Linkage among ice crystal microphysics, mesoscale dynamics, and cloud and precipitation structures revealed by collocated microwave radiometer and multifrequency radar observations

Jie Gong, Xiping Zeng, Dong L. Wu, S. Joseph Munchak, Xiaowen Li, Stefan Kneifel, Davide Ori, Liang Liao, and Donifan Barahona


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AR by Jie Gong on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Aug 2020) by Jianping Huang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Sep 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Sep 2020) by Jianping Huang
AR by Jie Gong on behalf of the Authors (11 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Sep 2020) by Jianping Huang
Short summary
This work provides a novel way of using polarized passive microwave measurements to study the interlinked cloud–convection–precipitation processes. The magnitude of differences between polarized radiances is found linked to ice microphysics (shape, size, orientation and density), mesoscale dynamic and thermodynamic structures, and surface precipitation. We conclude that passive sensors with multiple polarized channel pairs may serve as cheaper and useful substitutes for spaceborne radar sensors.
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