Precipitation Characteristics of Trade Wind Clouds during RICO Derived from Radar , Satellite and Aircraft Measurements

@inproceedings{Snodgrass2008PrecipitationCO,
  title={Precipitation Characteristics of Trade Wind Clouds during RICO Derived from Radar , Satellite and Aircraft Measurements},
  author={Eric R. Snodgrass and Larry Di Girolamo and Robert M. Rauber},
  year={2008}
}
Precipitation characteristics of trade-wind clouds over the Atlantic Ocean near Barbuda are derived from radar and aircraft data and compared with satellite-observed cloud fields collected during the Rain In Cumulus over the Ocean (RICO) field campaign. S-Band reflectivity measurements were converted to rainfall rates using a Z-R relationship derived from aircraft measurements. Daily rainfall rates varied from 0 to 22 mm day. The area-averaged rainfall rate for the 62 day period was 2.37 mm day… CONTINUE READING

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