hydrometeor


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hydrometeor

[¦hī·drō′mēd·ē·ər]
(hydrology)
Any product of condensation or sublimation of atmospheric water vapor, whether formed in the free atmosphere or at the earth's surface.
Any water particles blown by the wind from the earth's surface.

hydrometeor

A general term for particles of liquid water or ice, such as rain, fog, or frost, formed by the modification of water vapor in the atmosphere either by condensation or sublimation.
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When calculating profiles of radar reflectivity based on model hydrometeor occurrence, the ARM simulator takes into consideration the minimum sensitivity of the ARM radar, as well as the saturation of the radar receiver.
These include the GCM gridbox means of the temperature and relative humidity and the hydrometeor profiles of stratiform/convective cloud fraction, cloud liquid/ice mixing ratio, precipitation fluxes with associated effective radii, and number concentrations (optional).
Before the National Weather Service upgraded its network of NEXRAD radars to dual-polarization operation during 2011-2013, those radars were single-polarization and collected only one-dimensional information that did not explicitly reveal hydrometeor properties.
NEXRAD network was upgraded to in 2013) provide more accurate estimates of rainfall because of their ability to differentiate between different types of hydrometeors (Ryzhkov et al.
As is the case of the other disdrometers the PIP can distinguish between rain and snow using hydrometeor fall speed, but the PIP provides more robust imaging and could operate in strong winds.
Inclusion of Ice Phase of Hydrometeors in Cloud Parameterization for Mesoscale and Largescale Models.
1) Advances in weather radar include the incorporation of Doppler capability, which allows measurement of wind velocity, and the use of multiple polarizations, which enhance rainfall estimation and provide the ability to discriminate between types of hydrometeors, such as hail versus rain.
The onset and termination of any type of hydrometeors (including precipitation) in the air are detected by sensing interruptions in its infrared optical beam.
Nine papers from workshops held during 2005 report on the African regional center for space science education, planning for the international heliophysical year 2007, participation in the Libyan solar physics and solar eclipse symposium, the effects of atmospheric gases and hydrometeors on radio waves, and future medical care service on airplanes.
only two general aerosol species are allowed, specifically the nonhygroscopic ice-nucleating aerosols, which are dust particles, and the hygroscopic aerosols including sea salts, organic matter, and sulfates) that accounts for changes in the size of cloud hydrometeors to represent these aerosol indirect effects (Thompson and Eidhammer 2014) with a moderate increase in computational cost (-16%).
Gray (1973) suggested that the budgets that were obtained could be explained only if an average cloud affected its large-scale environment through a combination of dry compensating subsidence, which warmed the environment, and detrainment of hydrometeors, which evaporated and thereby cooled the environment.
Heavy cloud liquid water (light bluewhite color) is denoted in the red circle encompassing the storm center, while red colors are associated with rain and frozen hydrometeors, which heavily scattered the signal, depressing brightness temperatures [T.