Journal article

Wintertime precipitation over the Australian Snowy Mountains: Observations from an Intensive Field Campaign 2018

Luis Ackermann, Yi Huang, Steven Siems, Michael Manton, Francisco Lang, Thomas Chubb, Andrew Peace, Johanna Speirs, Kenyon Suzanne, Alain Protat, Simon P Alexander

Journal of Hydrometeorology | American Meteorological Society | Published : 2021

Abstract

AbstractUnderstanding the key dynamical and microphysical mechanisms driving precipitation in the Snowy Mountains region of southeast Australia, including the role of orography, can help improve precipitation forecasts, which is of great value for efficient water management. An intensive observation campaign was carried out during the 2018 austral winter, providing a comprehensive range of ground-based observations across the Snowy Mountains. We used data from three vertically pointing rain radars, cloud radar, a PARSIVEL disdrometer, and a network of 76 pluviometers. The observations reveal that all of the precipitation events were associated with cold front passages. About half accumulated..

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