volume 38, issue 3, P587-605 2021
DOI: 10.1175/jtech-d-20-0060.1
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Karly J. Reimel, Matthew Kumjian

Abstract: AbstractAccurate estimation of specific differential phase (KDP) is necessary for rain rate estimation, attenuation correction, and hydrometeor classification algorithms. There are numerous published methods to process polarimetric radar observations of propagation differential phase shift (ΦDP) and estimate KDP, but the corresponding KDP estimate uncertainty is unquantified. This study provides guidance on how commonly used KDP estimation algorithms perform in various environments. We create numerous syntheti…

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