Simulated device: scanning radars from 3 GHz to 40 GHz
Contact: Ulrich Blahak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
radial wind (m/s), radar reflectivity (dBZ), radar beam heights (m MSL)
|Column or 3D?||3D|
|Operation on model time step?||only the actual model time step|
|Required libraries||Depends on application. Pure operator does not need external libs, but if assimilating DWD radar data with KENDA, netCDF is needed.|
|Programming language||Fortran 2003|
|If online, is it modular?||online and in principle modular. However, some routines concerned with interpolations from the model grid are model specific (for now: COSMO) and have to be created for each new grid type.There is also a serial offline version.|
|Ground-based or space-borne?||Ground-based|
Minimum set of physical quantities:
- 3D: T, u, v, w, p, qv, qc, qi, qr, qs, qg …
- However, it depends on the configuration of the radar forward operator, if all or just some of these fields are needed.
Need for a special grid?
- At the moment rectangular rotated lat/lon. Needs 3D interpolation, so adaption work is necessary.
Are parameters given via namelist or have to be coded?
- extensive namelist
Are there special requirements to the input quantities?
- no, instantaneous fields are required
Documentation: under construction
Models for application: COSMO
Suitable for MESSy?:
Format of input data: Currently simple ASCII, but format can be adapted by the user to whatever he has...
Format of output data: ASCII
Computational costs: generally low to intermediate
Paper submitted resp. in preparation