Articles | Volume 23, issue 9
Research article
11 May 2023
Research article |  | 11 May 2023

Seasonal controls on isolated convective storm drafts, precipitation intensity, and life cycle as observed during GoAmazon2014/5

Scott E. Giangrande, Thiago S. Biscaro, and John M. Peters

Data sets

Radar Wind Profiler (1290RWPPRECIPMOM) R. Coulter, P. Muradyan, and T. Martin

W-band Cloud Radar Active Remote Sensing of Cloud (ARSCLWACRBND1KOLLIAS) S. E. Giangrande, K. Johnson, E. Clothiaux, and P. Kollias

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility D. Holdridge, M. Ritsche, R. Coulter, J. Kyrouac, and E. Keeler

Ceilometer (CEIL) V. Morris, D. Zhang, and B. Ermold

Surface Meteorological Instrumentation (MET) J. Kyrouac and Y. Shi

Short summary
Our study tracks thunderstorms observed during the wet and dry seasons of the Amazon Basin using weather radar. We couple this precipitation tracking with opportunistic overpasses of a wind profiler and other ground observations to add unique insights into the upwards and downwards air motions within these clouds at various stages in the storm life cycle. The results of a simple updraft model are provided to give physical explanations for observed seasonal differences.
Final-revised paper