EGU22-10690
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-10690
EGU General Assembly 2022
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Polarimetric radar observations, NWP output and crowd-sourced information for precipitation type identification in Belgium

Sylvain Watelet, Laurent Delobbe, and Maarten Reyniers
Sylvain Watelet et al.
  • Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Uccle, Belgium (swatelet@meteo.be)

The precipitation type (e.g. rain, snow, hail) is of great importance in many areas such as road and aviation safety, severe weather warnings, hydrology, and agriculture. The purpose of the present research at the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI) is to combine the weather information from several sources in order to provide a comprehensive real-time product of the precipitation type at ground in Belgium. The preliminary results, based on observations from dual-polarization weather radars as well as on NWP model outputs, will be discussed. A comparison of these results with the crowd-sourced observations gathered through the RMI smartphone application will be shown and the perspectives for further developments will be presented.

How to cite: Watelet, S., Delobbe, L., and Reyniers, M.: Polarimetric radar observations, NWP output and crowd-sourced information for precipitation type identification in Belgium, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-10690, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-10690, 2022.