Analysis of measured drop size spectra over land and sea

Bumke, Karl and Seltmann, J. (2012) Analysis of measured drop size spectra over land and sea ISRN Meteorology, 2012 (ID 296575). pp. 1-10. DOI 10.5402/2012/296575.

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Drop size spectra were measured by using an optical disdrometer of type ODM 470 at 2 different locations. They were subdivided in four data sets: measurements over land, in 3 coastal areas, over semi-enclosed seas, and over the open sea. Based on 1 minute 4 measurement intervals no differences were found in drop size spectra between continental and 5 maritime areas. An exponential model with a rain rate depending interception number and 6 pre-factor in the exponent fits well the spectra, maximum drop sizes depend strongly on 7 estimated rain rates. In contrast to other investigations there are no significant differences 8 between spectra of convective and stratiform rain based on 1 minute measurement intervals. 9 However, spectra integrated over 10 minutes show the expected differences.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Meteorology; Precipitation, drop spectra, disdrometer, rain
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-ME Maritime Meteorology
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.5402/2012/296575
ISSN: 2090-7524
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2011 14:04
Last Modified: 31 May 2017 10:37

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