Estimate of rain evaporation rates from dual-wavelength lidar measurements: comparison against a model analytical solution
NASA GSFC-JCET, Code 612, Greenbelt, MD, 20771, USA,
2 Università della Basilicata, Via Sauro 85, 85100 Potenza, Italy
3 UMBC-JCET, 1000 Hilltop Circle, 21250 Baltimore, MD, USA
4 NASA GSFC-GESTAR, Code 612, 20771 Greenbelt, MD, USA
5 NASA GSFC, Code 612, 20771 Greenbelt, MD, USA
Published online: 13 April 2018
Rain evaporation significantly contributes to moisture and heat cloud budgets. In this paper, we illustrate an approach to estimate the median volume raindrop diameter and the rain evaporation rate profiles from dual-wavelength lidar measurements. These observational results are compared with those provided by a model analytical solution. We made use of measurements from the multi-wavelength Raman lidar BASIL.
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