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Volume 10, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1783–1802, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1783-2017
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1783–1802, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1783-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 May 2017

Research article | 12 May 2017

Optimizing observations of drizzle onset with millimeter-wavelength radars

Claudia Acquistapace et al.
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The goal of the paper is to understand what the optimal cloud radar settings for drizzle detection are. The number of cloud radars in the world has increased in the last 10 years and it is important to develop strategies to derive optimal settings which can be applied to all radar systems. The study is part of broader research focused on better understanding the microphysical process of drizzle growth using ground-based observations.
The goal of the paper is to understand what the optimal cloud radar settings for drizzle...
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