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[AAS22-14] Doppler radar and lidar analysis for 13 June 2014 Fuchu City hailstorm using a 3DVAR
Keywords:Doppler radar, Doppler lidar, hail, data assimilation
On that day, there was a cold low in the northern part of Japan and a trough was laid on the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. The duration of the hailstorm is about 3.5 hours (from 1000 LST to 1330 LST), and hail fell around 1210 LST. The analysis of the X-band polarimetric Doppler radar shows that the region of hail was located the southern edge of the storm and was indicated large specific differential phase (Kdp) value (8 degree km-1) at 1 km AGL. This large Kdp region also corresponded to strong downdraft region (5 m s-1) at 1 km AGL. The reported wind gust might be caused by this strong downdraft. The Doppler lidar, which was located on the warm sector of the hailstorm, completely succeeded to capture the radial velocity of the inflow toward the hailstorm.
The 3DVAR analysis of horizontal wind field at 500 m AGL shows that the horizontal wind field is greatly improved the flows into the hailstorm around the observation range of the Doppler lidar. The 3DVAR analysis also improve the flows out to the hailstorm around the observation range of the X-band polarimetric Doppler radar, and the boundary of the outflow and inflow of the hailstorm is clearly analyzed. For a future work, it is planned to carry out the prediction experiment of the hailstorm using the analyzed fields.