Thursday, 7 August 2003
Statistical studies of single-Doppler datasets from several tropical convective regions and seasons
In this study, the radar manifestations of climatological differences seen in ISCCP cloud data are sought in the set of available samples from few-week single-Doppler data sets in special field programs, including TOGA COARE, JASMINE, KWAJEX, SCSMEX, TEPPS, EPIC, and TRMM-LBA. Divergence profiles are calculated using VAD analysis when radar echoes are sufficiently plentiful, and vertical motion and latent heating profiles are also derived. These profiles, together with the reflectivity histograms (CFAD), will be compared for the different tropical convective regions and seasons.