Intercomparison study of Daegwallyeong Cloud Physics Observation System (CPOS) Products during 2006-2008

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Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Exhibit Hall B2 (GWCC)
Ha-Young Yang, National Institute Meteorological Research/KMA, Seoul, South Korea; and J. Y. Jeong, K. H. Chang, J. W. Cha, J. W. Jung, J. Y. Bae, S. J. Lee, Y. J. Choi, K. L. Kim, and H. M. Cho

To observe and analyze the characteristics of cloud and precipitation properties, the Cloud physics Observation System (CPOS) has been operated from December 2003 at Daegwallyeong (37.4N, 128.4E, 842 m) in the Taebaek Mountains. The major instruments of CPOS are follows: Forward Scattering Spectrometer Probe (FSSP), Optical Particle Counter (OPC), Visibility Sensor (VS), PARSIVEL disdrometer, Microwave Radiometer (MWR), and Micro Rain Radar (MRR). The former four instruments (FSSP, visibility sensor, and PARSIVEL) are for the observation and analysis of characteristics of the ground cloud (fog) and precipitation, and the others are for the vertical cloud characteristics (http://weamod.metri.re.kr) in real-time. For verification of CPOS products, the comparison between the instrumental products has been conducted: the qualitative size distributions of FSSP and OPC during the hygroscopic seeding experiments, the precipitable water vapors of MWR and radiosonde, and the rainfall rates of the PARSIVEL(or MRR) and rain gauge. Most of comparisons show a good agreement with the correlation coefficient more than 0.7. These reliable CPOS products will be useful for the cloud-related studies such as the cloud-aerosol indirect effect or cloud seeding.