Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 14, 1779–1794, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1779–1794, 2020

Research article 03 Jun 2020

Research article | 03 Jun 2020

Radar measurements of blowing snow off a mountain ridge

Benjamin Walter et al.


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (11 Mar 2020) by Guillaume Chambon
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ED: Publish as is (22 Apr 2020) by Guillaume Chambon
Short summary
We applied a horizontally mounted low-cost precipitation radar to measure velocities, frequency of occurrence, travel distances and turbulence characteristics of blowing snow off a mountain ridge. Our analysis provides a first insight into the potential of radar measurements for determining blowing snow characteristics, improves our understanding of mountain ridge blowing snow events and serves as a valuable data basis for validating coupled numerical weather and snowpack simulations.