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Airbone microphysical measurements and radar reflectivity observations near a cold frontal rainband observes during the FRONTS-87 experiment

Abstract : Airborne microphysical measurements and ground-based radar-reflectivity observations, collected at the near of a narrow cold frontal rainband during the FRONTS 87 experiment, are used to infer some characteristics of the precipitation: size-distribution, liquid or ice-water content, mass-weighted fallspeed, radar-reflectivity and relationships between pairs of these quantities. In the ice phase region, two different methods are proposed to calculate the radar reflectivity from the aircraft data. The influence of the choice of the ice particle type on the calculated quantities is discussed from the results of the first method. The second method is new: it is based upon the use of a roughness parameter estimated from the analysis of the two-dimensional particle images of ice precipitation. Although this method is tentative, it gives conclusive results for the two different flight levels studied here.
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Virginie Marécal, Danièle Hauser, Christophe Duroure. Airbone microphysical measurements and radar reflectivity observations near a cold frontal rainband observes during the FRONTS-87 experiment. Atmospheric Research, Elsevier, 1993, 29 (3-4), pp.179-207. ⟨10.1016/0169-8095(93)90003-7⟩. ⟨hal-01989686⟩

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