Global dBZ from CloudSat

Analysis by Jen Kay (jenkay at ucar dot edu), last updated 8-27-2008

Calculation details are here.

W. WA USA (46:48N, -126:-122E)                         CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

Front Range USA (38:42N, -106:-104E)                CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

Upstate NY USA (42:44N, -78:-74E)                      CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

Southern Great Plains (34:38N, -100:-94E)           CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

E. N. European Basin (60:64N, 40:50E)                 CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

Off California Coast (24:36N, -124:-118E)            CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

Galapagos, Ecuador (2S:2N, -92:-88E)                  CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

Sahara Desert (20:26N, 0:20E)                                CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

Congo Basin, Africa (6S:2N, 18:28E)                     CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

Amazon Basin, Brazil (6S:0N, -70:-50E)                CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

Darwin, Australia (12S:8N, 130:134 E)                  CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

NE China (30:37 N, 110:120 E)                               CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

SE China (25:30 N, 110:120 E)                               CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

 

Regions from ISCCP simulator

Warm Pool (15S:15N, 110:150E)                            CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

N Pacific Stratus (15:35N,-150:-120E)                    CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

S Pacific Stratus (5:30S, -110:-80E)                        CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

N. Pacific Ocean (40:55N,165E:-160E)                   CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

N. Atlantic Ocean (40:55N,-50:-15E)                      CFprofile, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON

 

Scaled for comparison with COSP

Warm Pool (15S:15N, 110:150E)                            JJA, SON, DJF, MAM (JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON)

N Pacific Stratus (15:35N,-150:-120E)                    JJA, SON, DJF, MAM (JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON)

N. Pacific Ocean (40:55N, 165E:160W)                  JJA, SON, DJF, MAM (JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON, DJF, MAM, JJA, SON)

 

In CFprofile plots: Year 1 profiles = diamonds, Year 2 profiles = asterisks, Year 3 profiles = squares.