PD. Dr. Silke Trömel
University of Bonn | +49-228-73779 |
Atmospheric models still do not adequately represent precipitation generating processes, which is partly responsible for their deficiency in reproducing observed regional trends in total water storage (TWS). We will quantify these deficiencies in the Integrated Monitoring System (IMS) by exploiting especially polarimetric radar observations with inherent information on precipitation generating processes aloft. The use of polarimetric microphysical retrievals and the evaluation of climate model runs in radar observation space enable us to compare the observed and simulated impact of greenhouse gas forcing and regional anthropogenic interventions on precipitation generation.