Data for: Sensitivity of snowfall radar reflectivity to maximum snowflake size and implications for snowfall retrievals

Published: 22-08-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/r525ktjh2d.1
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Mathias Gergely

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Data for: Sensitivity of snowfall radar reflectivity to maximum snowflake size and implications for snowfall retrievals. .zip folder includes additional figures to the main article and sensitivities~$\Delta \mathrm{dB}Z_{e} / \Delta D_{\mathrm{max}}$ of modeled snowfall radar reflectivity factors~dB$Z_{e}$ to the cutoff size~$D_{\mathrm{max}}$ of the snowflake size distribution~(SSD) are attached, calculated according to Section~2 in the main article. Each .txt file refers to one of the five analyzed snowflake representations, one of the four analyzed radar frequency bands, and one of the three analyzed SSD shape parameters~$\mu$, as indicated in the filename, and contains values of $\Delta \mathrm{dB}Z_{e} / \Delta D_{\mathrm{max}}$ in units of dB~mm$^{-1}$, calculated at all 48 analyzed SSD slope parameters of $\Lambda=0.3,\,0.4,\ldots,\,4.9,\,5.0$~mm$^{-1}$ for all 234 successive $D_{\mathrm{max}}$ pairs within $0.1\leq D_{\mathrm{max}}\leq 23.5$~mm in steps of $\Delta D_{\mathrm{max}} = 0.1$~mm. A .py script is also included that allows a basic visualization of the attached sensitivity data.

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