Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5899–5914, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5899-2021

Special issue: Elucidating the role of clouds–circulation coupling in climate:...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5899–5914, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5899-2021
Data description paper
22 Dec 2021
Data description paper | 22 Dec 2021

Deployment of the C-band radar Poldirad on Barbados during EUREC4A

Martin Hagen et al.

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The German polarimetric weather radar Poldirad was deployed for the international campaign EUREC4A on Barbados. The focus was monitoring clouds and precipitation in the trade wind region east of Barbados. Observations were with a temporal sequence of 5 min and a maximum range of 375 km. Examples of mesoscale precipitation patterns, rain rate accumulation, diurnal cycle, and vertical distribution show the potential for further studies on the life cycle of precipitating shallow cumulus clouds.