Application of a precipitating cloud classification method to radar observations in Thailand

Parichat Wetchayont, Tadahiro Hayasaka, Shuichiro Katagiri

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Abstract

The classification of precipitating cloud systems over Thailand was attempted by using cloud radar reflectivity data separated into convective and stratiform clouds based on a reflectivity threshold. A statistical technique is applied to examining the development of small-scale variability of radar reflectivity over the mesoscale storm. The convective cloud generally brings about higher rain rate than the stratiform cloud. After applying the classification method, rainfall estimation by radar was improved by using specific parameters for each rain type. Moreover, the classified results show consistency with TRMM 2A25 product.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadiation Processes in the Atmosphere and Ocean, IRS 2012 - Proceedings of the International Radiation Symposium (IRC/IAMAS)
Pages388-391
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 22
EventInternational Radiation Symposium: Radiation Processes in the Atmosphere and Ocean, IRS 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2012 Aug 62012 Aug 10

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1531
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Radiation Symposium: Radiation Processes in the Atmosphere and Ocean, IRS 2012
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period12/8/612/8/10

Keywords

  • Cloud classification
  • Convective
  • Radar
  • Stratiform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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