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Decoupling between precipitation processes and mountain wave induced circulations observed with a vertically pointing K-band Doppler radar
Title: Decoupling between precipitation processes and mountain wave induced circulations observed with a vertically pointing K-band Doppler radar
Authors: González Herrero, Sergi ORCID RESEARCHERID Bech, JoanUdina, MireiaCodina, B.Paci, AlexandreTrapero, L.
Keywords: MRR; Parsivel disdrometer; Orographic precipitation; Mountain waves; Rotor; Winter storm; Pyrenees
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Remote Sensing. 2019, 11(9), 1034
Publisher version: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs11091034
Abstract: Recent studies reported that precipitation and mountain waves induced low tropospheric level circulations may be decoupled or masked by greater spatial scale variability despite generally there is a connection between microphysical processes of precipitation and mountain driven air flows. In this paper we analyse two periods of a winter storm in the Eastern Pyrenees mountain range (NE Spain) with different mountain wave induced circulations and low-level turbulence as revealed by Micro Rain Radar (MRR), microwave radiometer and Parsivel disdrometer data during the Cerdanya-2017 field campaign. We find that during the event studied mountain wave wind circulations and low-level turbulence do not affect neither the snow crystal riming or aggregation along the vertical column nor the surface particle size distribution of the snow. This study illustrates that precipitation profiles and mountain induced circulations may be decoupled which can be very relevant for either ground-based or spaceborne remote sensing of precipitation.
Sponsorship : The Cerdanya-2017 field campaign is a research effort organized by the University of the Balearic Islands, the University of Barcelona, METEO-FRANCE and the Meteorological Service of Catalonia and was funded by the Spanish projects CGL2015-65627-C3-1-R (MINECO/FEDER), CGL2015-65627-C3-2-R (MINECO/FEDER), CGL2016-81828-REDT (MINECO) and the Water Research Institute (IdRA) of the University of Barcelona.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11765/10560
ISSN: 2072-4292
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