Articles | Volume 20, issue 15
Research article
14 Aug 2020
Research article |  | 14 Aug 2020

Towards the connection between snow microphysics and melting layer: insights from multifrequency and dual-polarization radar observations during BAECC

Haoran Li, Jussi Tiira, Annakaisa von Lerber, and Dmitri Moisseev


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AR by Haoran Li on behalf of the Authors (10 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Jul 2020) by Jui-Yuan Christine Chiu
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (08 Jul 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (08 Jul 2020) by Jui-Yuan Christine Chiu
Short summary
A method for classifying rimed and unrimed snow based on X- and Ka-band Doppler radar measurements is developed and applied to synergetic radar observations collected during BAECC 2014. The results show that the radar-observed melting layer properties are highly related to the precipitation intensity. The previously reported bright band sagging is mainly connected to the increase in precipitation intensity, while riming plays a secondary role.
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