[ACG51-15] Validation of DPR products by using MP-PAWR data - thunder storm case on August 27, 2018 –
Keywords:Precipitation, hail and grapple, multi-parameter radar
This study aims to evaluate the cloud physical properties estimated by GPM/DPR are evaluated ground-based multi-parameter weather radar. This study shows a case on August 27, 2018 when the GPM flew over Kanto area at 18:20 JST. Unfortunately, MP-PAWR was not operated because of power shutdown in this time frame (17:40-19:35). The X-band MP radar network (XRAIN) data are used for analysis. Even XRAIN consists of conventional multi-parameter radar, there are 5 radars over Kanto area and therefore the three-dimensional structure of precipitation system is retrieved by combining multiple radar. Three-dimensional wind field is estimated by the dual-Doppler analysis by using all combinations of radars.
The flagHeavyIcePrecipitation in GPM/DPR product, which indicates the existence of large particles above -10-degree Celsius height, were observed at the target area. The ground-based radar also caught the signature of mixed-phase precipitation indicating the existence both rain and ice particles. The precipitation system is sustained by the updraft less than 4 km in height. Note that hail storm was reported 30 to 20 minutes before the GPM observation. At that time, the precipitation system is characterized by the strong updraft above melting level ( > 5 km) and mixture of rain and ice particles even above the melting layer.