Publications of the McGill radar group

This list of references include most of the papers in which one of the members of the McGill radar group was involved.

a) Journals papers or books

Ya-Chien Feng, Frédéric Fabry, and Tammy M. Weckwerth, 2016: Improving Radar Refractivity Retrieval by Considering the Change in the Refractivity Profile and the Varying Altitudes of Ground Targets. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 33, 989–1004

Ya-Chien Feng and Frédéric Fabry, 2016: The imperfect phase pattern of real parabolic radar antenna and data quality. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 33, 2655-2661

Atencia, A. and I Zawadzki, 2015: A comparison of Two Techniques for Generating Nowcasting Ensembles. Part II: Analogs selection and comparison of techniques. Monthly Weather Review. 143, In Print.

Jacques, D. and I. Zawadzki, 2015: The impacts of representing the correlation of errors in radar data assimilation: Part II: model output as background estimates. Monthly Weather Review, 142, 3998-4016.

Surcel, M , I. Zawadzki and M. K. Yau, 2015: A study on the scale-dependence of the predictability of precipitation patterns, J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 216-235.

Jacques, D. and I. Zawadzki, 2014: The impacts of representing the correlation of errors in radar data assimilation: Part I: experiments with simulated background and observation estimates. Monthly Weather Review, 142, 3998-4016.

Atencia, A. and I Zawadzki, 2014: A comparison of Two Techniques for Generating Nowcasting Ensembles. Part I: Lagrangian Ensemble Technique. Monthly Weather Review. 142, 4036-4052.

Surcel, M , I. Zawadzki and M. K. Yau, 2014: On the Filtering Properties of Ensemble Averaging for Storm-Scale Precipitation Forecasts, Monthly Weather Review, 142, 1093-1105.

Szyrmer, W. and I. Zawadzki, 2014: Snow studies, Part IV: Ensemble retrieval of snow microphysics from dual wavelength vertically pointing radars. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 1171-1186.

Sun, Juanzhen, Ming Xue, James W. Wilson, Isztar Zawadzki, Sue P. Ballard, Jeanette Onvlee-Hooimeyer, Paul Joe, Dale M. Barker, Ping-Wah Li, Brian Golding, Mei Xu, James Pinto, 2014: Use of NWP for Nowcasting Convective Precipitation: Recent Progress and Challenges, Bulletin of the Am. Met. Society,  95, pp. 409-426.

Szyrmer, W. and I. Zawadzki, 2014: Snow studies, Part III: Theoretical derivations for the ensemble retrieval of snow microphysics from dual wavelength vertically pointing radars. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 1158-1170.

Weiguang Chang, Kao-Shen Chung, Luc Fillion, and Seung-Jong Baek, 2014: Radar Data Assimilation in the Canadian High-Resolution Ensemble Kalman Filter System: Performance and Verification with Real Summer Cases. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 2118–2138.

Kao-Shen Chung, Weiguang Chang, Luc Fillion, and Monique Tanguay, 2013: Examination of Situation-Dependent Background Error Covariances at the Convective Scale in the Context of the Ensemble Kalman Filter. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 3369–3387.

Radhakrishna, Basivi, I. Zawadzki and F. Fabry, 2013: Post-Processing Model Predicted Rainfall Fields in the Spectral Domain using Phase Information from Radar Observations, Journal of the Atmos. Sc., 70, 1145-1159.

Radhakrishna, Basivi, I. Zawadzki and F. Fabry, 2012: Predictability of Precipitation from Continental Radar Images Part V: Growth and Decay, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69, 3336-3349

Berenguer, M., M. Surcel, and I: Zawadzki, 2012: The Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation From Continental Radar mosaics and Numerical Weather Prediction Models. Part II: Intercomparison between numerical models and with nowcasting, Monthly Weather, 140, 2689-2705

Zawadzki, I., W. Szyrmer, and G. Lee, 2010. Snow studies, Part I: A study of natural variability of snow terminal velocity. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Atmos. Sci., 67, 1591–1604

Szyrmer, W., and I. Zawadzki, 2010. Snow studies, Part II: Average relationship between mass of snowflakes and their terminal fall velocity. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3319–3335

Park, S., and F. Fabry, 2010. Simulation and interpretation of the phase data used by radar refractivity retrieval algorithm. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 27, 1286–1301

Surcel, M., M. Berenguer, and I. Zawadzki, 2010. The diurnal cycle of precipitation from continental radar images and numerical weather prediction models. Part I: Methodology and seasonal comparison. Monthly Weather Review, in press.

Fabry, F., and J. Sun, 2010. For how long should what data be assimilated for the mesoscale forecasting of convection and why? Part I: On the propagation of initial condition errors and its implications for data assimilation. Monthly Weather Review, 138, 242-255.

Fabry, F., 2010. For how long should what data be assimilated for the mesoscale forecasting of convection and why? Part II: On the observation signal from different sensors. Monthly Weather Review, 138, 256-264.

Fabry, F., and A. Seed, 2009. Quantifying and predicting the accuracy of radar-based quantitative precipitation forecasts. Advances in Water Resources, 32, 1043-1049.

Chung, K-S., I. Zawadzki, M.K. Yau, and L. Fillion, 2009. Short-term forecasting of a midlatitude convective storm by the assimilation of single Doppler radar observations. Monthly Weather Review, 137, 4115- 4135.

 

Berenguer, M. and I. Zawadzki, 2009. A Study of the Error Covariance Matrix of Radar Rainfall Estimates in Stratiform Rain. Part II: Scale Dependence. Weather and Forecasting, 24, 800 – 811.

 

Lee, C.K., G.W. Lee, I. Zawadzki and K-E. Kim, 2009. A Preliminary Analysis of Spatial Variability of Raindrop Size Distributions during Stratiform Rain Events. Journal of Applied Meterology and Climatology, 48, 270 – 283.

 

Roberts, R.D., F. Fabry, P.C. Kennedy, E. Nelson, J. Wilson, N. Rehak, J. Fritz, V. Chandrasekar, J. Braun, J. Sun, S. Ellis, S. Reising, T. Crum, L. Mooney, and B. Palmer, 2008. REFRACTT-2006: Real-time retrieval of high-resolution, low-level moisture fields from operational NEXRAD and research radars. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 89, 1535-1548.

 

Campos, E.F., W. Hocking, and F. Fabry, 2008. Evaluating the effects of a space-variable reflectivity and antenna sidelobes into the radar equation. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25, 1469-1476.

 

Koch, S.E., W. Feltz, F. Fabry, M. Pagowski, B. Geerts, K.M. Bedka, D.O. Miller, and J.W. Wilson, 2008. Turbulent mixing processes in atmospheric bores and solitary waves deduced from profiling systems and numerical simulation. Monthly Weather Review, 136, 1373-1400.

 

Heyraud, C.W, W. Szyrmer, S. Laroche and I. Zawadzki, 2008. Modeling of the melting layer. Part IV: Brightband Bulk Parametrization. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65, 1991 – 2001.

 

Berenguer, M. and I. Zawadzki, 2008. Study of the error covariance matrix of radar rainfall estimates in stratiform rain, Weather and Forecasting, 23, 1085 – 1101.

 

Bellon, A., G. W. Lee, A. Kilambi, and I. Zawadzki, 2007. Real-time comparison of VPR-corrected daily rainfall estimates with gage mesonet. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 46, 726-741

 

Hocking, W. K., T. Carey-Smith, D. W. Tarasick, P. S. Argall, K. Strong, Y. Rochon, I. Zawadzki, and P. A. Taylor, 2007. Detection of stratospheric ozone intrusions by windprofiler radars. Nature, 450, 281 – 284.

 

S. Vasić, C.A. Lin, I. Zawadzki, O. Bousquet, and D.Chaumont, 2007. Evaluation of Precipitation from Numerical Weather Prediction Models using Values Retrieved from Radars and Satellites. Monthly Weather Review, 135, 3750 – 3766.

 

Lee, G.W A. Seed, and I. Zawadzki, 2007. Modeling the variability of drop size distribution in space and time. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 46, 742 – 756.

 

Campos, E.F., W. Hocking, and F. Fabry, 2007. Precipitation measurement using VHF, wind-profiler radars: A multi-faceted approach to calibrate VHF radar antenna and receiver. Radio Science, 42, RS4008, doi:10.1029/2006RS003508.

 

Campos, E. F., F. Fabry, and W. Hocking. 2007. Precipitation measurements using VHF wind profiler radars: Measuring rainfall and vertical air velocities using only observations with a VHF radar. Radio Science, 42, RS3003, doi:10.1029/2006RS003540.

 

Heymsfield, A.J., G.-J. van Zadelhoff, D. Donovan, F. Fabry, R. Hogan, and A. Illingworth, 2007. Refinements to ice particle mass dimensional and terminal velocity relationships for ice clouds: part II: evaluation and parameterizations of ensemble ice particle sedimentation velocities. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 64, 1068-1088.

 

Fabry, F., 2006. The spatial structure of moisture near the surface: Project-long characterization. Monthly Weather Review, 134, 79-91.

 

Demoz, B., C. Flamant, T. Weckwerth, D. Whiteman, K. Evans, F. Fabry, P. DiGirolamo, D. Miller, B. Geerts, W. Brown, G. Schwemmer, B. Gentry, W. Feltz, and Z. Wang, 2006. The dryline on 22 May 2002 during IHOP_2002: convective scale measurements at the profiling site. Monthly Weather Review, 134, 294-310.

 

Bousquet, O., C.A. Lin, and I. Zawadzki, 2006. Analysis of scale dependence of quantitative precipitation forecast verification: A case-study over the Mackenzie river basin, Quaterly Journal of the Royal Meterological Society, 132, 2107 – 2125

 

Lee, G. W., and I. Zawadzki, 2006. Radar calibration by gage, disdrometer, and polarimetry: theoretical limit caused by the variability of drop size distribution and application to fast scanning operational radar data. Journal of Hydrology, 328, 83 – 97.

 

Campos, E., I. Zawadzki, M. Petitdidier, and W. Fernández, 2006. Measurements of drop size distribution in tropical rain at Costa Rica. Journal of Hydrology, 328, 98 – 109.

 

Cho, Y., K-E. Kim. G.W. Lee and I. Zawadzki, 2006. Identification and removal of ground echoes and anomalous propagation using the characteristics of radar echoes. Journal of Atmopheric and Oceanic Technology, 23, 1206 – 1222.

 

Germann, U., I. Zawadzki, and B. Turner, 2006. Scale dependence of predictability of precipitation from continental radar images. Part IV: Limits to prediction. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 63, 2092 – 2108.

 

Bellon, A., G. W. Lee, and I. Zawadzki, 2005: Error Statistics of VPR Corrections In Stratiform Precipitation. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 44, 998 – 1015.

 

Szyrmer, W., S. Laroche and I. Zawadzki, 2005. A Microphysical Bulk Formulation Based on Scaling Normalization. Part I: Description. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 62, 4206 –4221.

 

Laroche, S., W. Szyrmer, and I. Zawadzki, 2005. A microphysical bulk formulation based on scaling normalization. Part II: Data assimilation into physical processes. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 62, 4222 – 4247.

 

Zawadzki, I., W. Szyrmer, C. Bell, and F. Fabry, 2005. Modeling of the melting layer. Part III: The density effect. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 62, 3705 – 3723.

 

Lin, C.A., S. Vasić, A. Kilambi, B. Turner, and I. Zawadzki, 2005. Precipitation Forecast Skill of Numerical Weather Prediction Models and Radar Nowcasts. Geophysical Research Letters. 32, L14801.

 

Lee, G.W. and I. Zawadzki, 2005. Variability of drop size distributions: Noise and Noise filtering in disdrometric data. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 44, 634 – 652.

 

Lee, G.W. and I. Zawadzki, 2005. Variability of drop size distributions: Time scale dependence of the variability and its effects on rain estimation. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 44, 241 – 255

 

Weckwerth T.M., C.R. Pettet, F. Fabry, S. Park, J.W. Wilson, and M.A. LeMone, 2005. Radar refractivity retrieval: Validation and application to short-term forecasting. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 44, 285-300.

 

 

Fabry, F., 2004. Meteorological value of ground target measurements by radar. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 21, 560-573.

 

Lee, G.W., I. Zawadzki, W. Szyrmer, D. Sempere-Torres, and R. Uijlenhoet, 2004. A general approach to double-moment normalization of drop size distributions. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 43, 264 – 281.

 

Turner, B., I. Zawadzki, and U. Germann, 2004. Scale dependence of predictability of precipitation from continental radar images. Part 3: Operational implementation. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 43, 231 – 248.

 

Germann, U. and I. Zawadzki, 2004. Scale dependence of predictability of precipitation from continental radar images. Part 2: Probability Forcasts. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 43, 74 – 89.

 

Miriovsky, B.J., A.A. Bradley, W.E. Eichinger, W.F. Krajewski, A. Kruger, B.R. Nelson, J.-D. Creutin, J.-M. Lapetite, G.W. Lee, I. Zawadzki, and F. L. Ogden, 2004. An Experimental Study of Small-Scale Variability of Radar Reflectivity Using Disdrometer Observations. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 43, 106 –118.

 

Bellon, A. and I. Zawadzki, 2003. A Radar-Based Severe Weather Climatology for Southern Quebec. Atmosphere-Ocean, 41, 99 – 120.

 

Chandrasekar, V., R. Meneghini, and I. Zawadzki, 2003. Global and Local Precipitation Measurements By Radar, Invited paper for the AMS Meteorological Monographs, 30, pp. 215 – 215.

 

Torlaschi, E. and I. Zawadzki, 2003. The effect of mean and differential attenuation on the precision and accuracy of the estimates of reflectivity and differential reflectivity. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 20, 362 – 371.

 

G. Hendrantoro and I. Zawadzki, 2003. Derivation of parameters of Y-Z power-law relation from raindrop size distribution measurements and its application in the calculation of rain attenuation from radar reflectivity factor measurements. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 51, 12 – 22.

 

Laurence, H., F. Fabry, P. Dutilleul, G. Bourgeois, and I. Zawadzki, 2002. Estimation of the spatial pattern of surface relative humidity using ground based radar measurements and its application to disease risk assessment. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 111, 223-231.

 

 

Montmerle, T., A. Caya, and I. Zawadzki, 2002. Short-term numerical forecasting of a Shallow-Storms Complex Using Bistatic and Single Doppler Radar Data. Weather and Forecasting, 17, 1211 – 1225.

 

Laurence, H., F. Fabry, P. Dutilleul, G. Bourgois, and I. Zawadzki, 2002. Mapping the forecasts of a plant disease from the precipitation and relative humidity measurements of a weather radar. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 111, 223 – 231.

 

Germann, U. and I. Zawadzki, 2002. Scale dependence of predictability of precipitation from continental radar images. Part I: Description of methodology. Weather and Forecasting, 130, 2859 – 2873.

 

Caya, A., S. Laroche, I. Zawadzki, and T. Montmerle, 2002. Using Single-Doppler Data to Obtain a Mesoscale Environmental Field. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 19, 21 – 36.

 

Fabry F., and I. Zawadzki, 2002. New observational technologies: scientific and societal impacts. Meteorology at the millennium, Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-548035-0, 72-82 (invited contribution).

 

Zawadzki, I., F. Fabry, and W. Szyrmer, 2001. Observations of supercooled water and of secondary ice generation by a vertically pointing X-band Doppler radar. Atmospheric Research, 59-60, 343 – 359.

 

Montmerle, T., A. Caya, and I. Zawadzki, 2001 : Simulation of a mid-latitude convective storm initialized with bistatic Doppler radar data. Monthly Weather Review, 129, 1949 – 1967.

 

Gosset, M. and I. Zawadzki, 2001. An analysis of the effect non uniform beam filling on the propagation of the radar signal at attenuating frequencies. Part 1: apparent attenuation and its change with range. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 18, 1113 –1126.

 

De Elia, R. and I. Zawadzki, 2001. On the optimal layout of a bistatic Doppler network. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 18, 1184 –1194.

 

Wüest, M., I. Zawadzki, and W. Schmid, 2001. Noise Filtering in Wind Retrieval. Deutsche meteorologische Zeitschrift, 10, 131 – 140.

 

Bissonnette, L.R., G. Roy, and F. Fabry, 2001. Range-height scans of lidar depolarization for characterizing phase of clouds and precipitation. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 18, 1429-1446.

 

b) Conference papers

There are really too many to mention. Focussing on recent conferences, just look for "Zawadzki" or "Fabry" in the program of the 2009 34th Conf. on Radar Meteorology and 8th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling.

c) Some old theses and reports

The list below badly needs to be updated, I know. Volunteers?

Bell, C., 2000. Detection of the riming process with a vertically pointing radar. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University.

de Elía, R., 2000. Performance study of a bistatic network. Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, 156 pp.  [PDF]

Guillemette, P., 2000. Integration of UHF profiler information with bistatic data. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University.  [PDF]

Creese, C., 1999. Meteorological interpretation of near-surface refractivity measurements. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University, 82 pp.

Xue, X., 1999. Observations and data analysis of supercooled liquid water. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University, 79 pp.

Campos, E., 1998. Measurements of raindrop size distributions by three different sensors. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University, 96 pp.

Potvin, G., 1998. The application of RASS in urban boundary layer meteorology. Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, 226 pp.

Shephard, M.W., 1998. Haze observations with a laser ceilometer. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University, 69 pp.

de Elía, R., 1997. A study of wind field retrieval from single-Doppler radar data. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University.

Reichheld, D.T., 1997. An investigation of the use of VAD analysis and UHF profiler data to obtain a two-dimensional wind field, M.Sc. thesis, McGill University.

Laroche, S., 1995. Variational analysis methods for retrieval of wind field from single-Doppler radar data. Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, 216 pp.

Leblanc, S., 1995. Studies of turbulence with a wind profiler. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University, 63 pp.

Drummond, F., 1994. Spectral interpretation of the melting layer using a wind profiler. M.Sc. thesis, McGill University.

Fabry, F., 1994. Observations and uses of high resolution radar data from precipitation. Ph.D. Thesis, McGill University, 134 pp.   [PDF]

Fabry, F., A. Bellon and I. Zawadzki, 1994. Long term observations of the melting layer using vertically pointing radars. CCRM report MW-101, McGill University, 65 pp.   [PDF]

Turcotte, F., 1994. A method for aircraft icing diagnosis in precipitation. M.Sc. Thesis, McGill University, 62 pp.  [PDF]

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