Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3775-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3775-2018
Research article
 | 
30 Nov 2018
Research article |  | 30 Nov 2018

Evaluation of the CloudSat surface snowfall product over Antarctica using ground-based precipitation radars

Niels Souverijns, Alexandra Gossart, Stef Lhermitte, Irina V. Gorodetskaya, Jacopo Grazioli, Alexis Berne, Claudio Duran-Alarcon, Brice Boudevillain, Christophe Genthon, Claudio Scarchilli, and Nicole P. M. van Lipzig

Viewed

Total article views: 3,302 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
2,245 965 92 3,302 196 77 65
  • HTML: 2,245
  • PDF: 965
  • XML: 92
  • Total: 3,302
  • Supplement: 196
  • BibTeX: 77
  • EndNote: 65
Views and downloads (calculated since 13 Jun 2018)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 13 Jun 2018)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 3,302 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 2,867 with geography defined and 435 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Discussed (final revised paper)

Latest update: 24 Apr 2024
Download
Short summary
Snowfall observations over Antarctica are scarce and currently limited to information from the CloudSat satellite. Here, a first evaluation of the CloudSat snowfall record is performed using observations of ground-based precipitation radars. Results indicate an accurate representation of the snowfall climatology over Antarctica, despite the low overpass frequency of the satellite, outperforming state-of-the-art model estimates. Individual snowfall events are however not well represented.