A Climatology of Disdrometer Measurements of Rainfall in Finland over Five Years with Implications for Global Radar Observations

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Physics en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Physics en
dc.contributor.author Leinonen, Jussi
dc.contributor.author Moisseev, Dmitri
dc.contributor.author Leskinen, Matti
dc.contributor.author Petersen, Walter A.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-30T22:50:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-30T22:50:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Leinonen , J , Moisseev , D , Leskinen , M & Petersen , W A 2012 , ' A Climatology of Disdrometer Measurements of Rainfall in Finland over Five Years with Implications for Global Radar Observations ' Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology , vol 51 , no. 2 , pp. 392-404 . , 10.1175/JAMC-D-11-056.1 en
dc.identifier.issn 1558-8424
dc.identifier.other PURE: 22950437
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000300070400014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/36973
dc.description.abstract To improve the understanding of high-latitude rain microphysics and its implications for the remote sensing of rainfall by ground-based and spaceborne radars, raindrop size measurements have been analyzed that were collected over five years with a Joss–Waldvogel disdrometer located in Järvenpää, Finland. The analysis shows that the regional climate is characterized by light rain and small drop size with narrow size distributions and that the mutual relations of drop size distribution parameters differ from those reported at lower latitudes. Radar parameters computed from the distributions demonstrate that the high latitudes are a challenging target for weather radar observations, particularly those employing polarimetric and dual-frequency techniques. Nevertheless, the findings imply that polarimetric ground radars can produce reliable “ground truth” estimates for space observations and identify dual-frequency radars utilizing a W-band channel as promising tools for observing rainfall in the high-latitude climate. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
dc.rights http://www.ametsoc.org/pubs/copyrightinfo/ams_copyright_policy_2010.pdf en
dc.subject RAINDROP SIZE DISTRIBUTION en
dc.subject POLARIMETRIC RADAR en
dc.subject DISTRIBUTION PARAMETERS en
dc.subject DIFFERENTIAL REFLECTIVITY en
dc.subject POLARIZATION RADAR en
dc.subject DUAL-WAVELENGTH en
dc.subject DOPPLER RADAR en
dc.subject PHASE-SHIFT en
dc.subject DISTRIBUTIONS en
dc.subject MODEL en
dc.subject 114 Physical sciences en
dc.title A Climatology of Disdrometer Measurements of Rainfall in Finland over Five Years with Implications for Global Radar Observations en
dc.type A1 Refereed journal article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-11-056.1
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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