Observations of winter storms with a video disdrometer and polarimetric radar
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With efforts to upgrade the operational NEXRAD radars to include polarimetric capability underway, there are growing interests in developing radar-based algorithms for classifying hydrometeor types, quantifying winter precipitation, and improving the parameterization of winter precipitation in numerical forecast models. The capabilities of polarimetric radars, such as to better quantify warm season precipitation, have been demonstrated in various studies. However, these tasks are further complicated for winter precipitation by the need to know hydrometeor phase and bulk density of ice particles. ...