Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

Radar Forward Operator for Verification of Cloud Resolving Simulations within the COSMO Model.

  • Author:

    Jerger, D.

  • Source:

    Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Instituts für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ; Band 62

    ISBN: 978-3-7315-0172-5
    DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000038411

  • Date: 2013
  • Abstract

    In this work, various simulation methods of the effective radar reflectivity factor and its attenuation by atmospheric particles from the variables of the COSMO model have been implemented within a so-called radar forward operator, and its output was compared to measurements from the German radar network. To perform a statistically reliable model verification, contoured frequency by altitude diagrams (CFADs) were used and refined.