Simulated device: polarimetric radar at microwave band
Contact: Xinxin Xie (email@example.com)
Radar reflectivity (dBZ), differential reflectivity (dB), specific differential phase (degree/km), copolar correlation coefficient (#). Radar attenuation and differential attenuation (dB/km) can be also obtained.
|Column or 3D?||both|
|Operation on model time step?||yes|
|Programming language||Fortran90 or Fotran95|
|If online, is it modular?||offline|
|Ground-based or space-borne?||ground and satellite based|
Minimum set of physical quantities:
- 1D or 3D profiles of temperature, pressure, water vapor mixing ratio, hydrometeor mass mixing ration and/or hydrometeor number concentration
Need for a special grid?
- For each pixel, the forward operator needs input in the beam direction of the radar. It is not easy to adapt it to triangular grid.
Are parameters given via namelist or have to be coded?
- via namelist
Are there special requirements to the input quantities?
Models for application: It can run offline with COSMO output with gridded pixels.
Suitable for MESSy?:
Format of input data: ASCII
Format of output data: ASCII
Computational costs: Depending on the number of grid points in given profiles