32nd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/31st Conference on Radar Meteorology/Fifth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes

Sunday, 10 August 2003
Operational use of a hydrometeor classification algorithm to detect the snow melting level
Kevin Scharfenberg, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and E. Maxwell
Poster PDF (144.7 kB)
On 3-4 December 2002, a winter storm moved across Oklahoma, producing a variety of precipitation types. A hydrometeor classification algorithm was used on polarimetric radar data and made available to National Weather Service forecasters as part of the Joint Polarization Experiment (JPOLE). The algorithm output helped forecasters evaluate the altitude, slope, and evolution, of the snow melting level. An overview of this case, including observed atmospheric soundings, is presented.

Supplementary URL: http://www.cimms.ou.edu/~kscharf/pol