ZJU-AERO V0.5: An Accurate and Efficient Radar Operator Designed for CMA-GFS/MESO with Capability of Simulating Non-spherical Hydrometeors
Abstract. In this study, we present a new forward polarimetric radar operator called the Accurate and Efficient Radar Operator designed by ZheJiang University (ZJU-AERO). This operator was designed to interface with the numerical weather prediction (NWP) model of the global forecast system/regional mesoscale model of the China Meteorology Administration (CMA-GFS/MESO). The main objective of developing this observation operator was to assimilate observations from the Precipitation Measurement Radar (PMR) and ground-based radar’s polarimetric radar variables, excluding the Doppler variables. To calculate the hydrometeor optical properties of ZJU-AERO, we utilized the invariant-imbedding T-matrix (IITM) method, which can handle non-spherical and inhomogeneous hydrometeor particles in the atmosphere. The optical database of ZJU-AERO was designed with a multi-layered architecture to ensure the flexibility in hydrometeor morphology and orientation specifications, while maintaining operational efficiency. In this work, we elaborate on the design concepts, physical basis, and hydrometeor specifications of ZJU-AERO. Additionally, we present a case study demonstrating the application of ZJU-AERO in simulating radar observations of Typhoon Haishen.
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Example Case Data of Forward Radar Operator ZJU-AERO Release V0.5.0 https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10058324
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An Accurate and Efficient Radar Operator Designed for CMA-GFS / MESO with Capability of Simulating Non-spherical Hydrometeors https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10058181
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