Atmospheric water parameters measured by a ground-based microwave radiometer and compared with the WRF model

Cossu, Federico; Hocke, Klemens; Martynov, Andrey; Martius, Olivia; Mätzler, Christian (2015). Atmospheric water parameters measured by a ground-based microwave radiometer and compared with the WRF model. Atmospheric science letters, 16(4), pp. 465-472. Wiley 10.1002/asl.583

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The microwave radiometer TROWARA measures integrated water vapour (IWV) and integrated cloud liquid water (ILW) at Bern since 1994 with a time resolution of 7 s. In this study, we compare TROWARA measurements with a simulation of summer 2012 in Switzerland performed with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. It is found that the WRF model agrees very well with TROWARA’s IWV variations with a mean bias of only 0.7 mm. The ILW distribution of the WRF model, although similar in shape to TROWARA’s distribution, overestimates the fraction of clear sky periods (83% compared to 60%).

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Impact
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Applied Physics
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Other Institutions > Emeriti, Faculty of Science

Graduate School:

Graduate School of Climate Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Cossu, Federico; Hocke, Klemens; Martynov, Andrey; Romppainen-Martius, Olivia and Mätzler, Christian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 620 Engineering
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology
900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

1530-261X

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

02 Dec 2015 08:17

Last Modified:

20 Mar 2019 08:42

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/asl.583

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.73278

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73278

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