One of the most relevant problem in the atmospheric science, is the detailed knowledge of clouds and precipitation structures, especially over remote areas, like Antarctica, Tibetan Plateau, etc., where the absence of historical data and measuring sites emphasize this problem. To cover this gap, for the first time, a measurement campaign has been organized over Tibetan Plateau during the 2010 Monsoon season, in the frame of the FP7 CEOP-AEGIS Project. The data was collected using Pludix, an X-band microwave disdrometer, collocated at three measuring sites over the Plateau: Lhasa, Linzhi and NamCo. The data obtained from this campaign have been analyzed to study the precipitation characteristics over the Plateau and have been compared with data obtained from two other campaigns at lower elevation. Here we discuss four case studies analyzing precipitation structure in terms of Drop Size Distribution (DSD) and drop breakup in comparison with data at different altitudes.

Analysis of precipitation structure over Tibetan Plateau

D'ADDERIO, Leo Pio;PORCU', Federico;PRODI, Franco;CARACCIOLO, Clelia
2013

Abstract

One of the most relevant problem in the atmospheric science, is the detailed knowledge of clouds and precipitation structures, especially over remote areas, like Antarctica, Tibetan Plateau, etc., where the absence of historical data and measuring sites emphasize this problem. To cover this gap, for the first time, a measurement campaign has been organized over Tibetan Plateau during the 2010 Monsoon season, in the frame of the FP7 CEOP-AEGIS Project. The data was collected using Pludix, an X-band microwave disdrometer, collocated at three measuring sites over the Plateau: Lhasa, Linzhi and NamCo. The data obtained from this campaign have been analyzed to study the precipitation characteristics over the Plateau and have been compared with data obtained from two other campaigns at lower elevation. Here we discuss four case studies analyzing precipitation structure in terms of Drop Size Distribution (DSD) and drop breakup in comparison with data at different altitudes.
PRECIPITATION; disdrometry; cloud physics
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