Outstanding Publication Award

UCAR
2003
Guifu Zhang, Ed Brandes, and J. Vivekanandan (RAP)
Internal
Nominee

These papers describe a new technique for retrieval of cloud microphysical parameters from dual-polarization radar measurements. The knowledge gained about cloud microphysical properties will allow development of improved parameterizations in operational and research weather prediction and climate models. Basic knowledge of cloud microphysical properties will also be enhanced, and it will be possible to better calculate the propagation characteristics of microwaves.

Zhang, G., J. Vivekanandan, and E. Brandes, 2001: A method for estimating rain rate and drop size distribution from polarimetric radar measurements. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 39, 830-841

DOI: 
10.1109/36.917906

Brandes, E., G. Zhang, and J. Vivekanandan, 2003: An evaluation of a drop distribution-based polarimetric radar rainfall estimator. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 42, 652-660

DOI: 
10.1175/1520-0450(2003)0422.0.CO;2