Parsivel disdrometer measurements at AWIPEV, Ny-Ålesund (2020)


The OTT Parsivel 2 is a modern laser disdrometer for comprehensive measurements of all precipitation types. The Parsivel captures both the size and velocity of falling particles, classifying them into one of 32 separate size and velocity classes. Based on these measurements, the precipitation type is determined by the OTT software. The precipitation particles are categorized as "drizzle", "drizzle with rain", "rain", "rain, drizzle with snow", "snow", "snow grains", "freezing rain", and "hail". This data set contains the number of falling particles per velocity and diameter class and the determined precipitation type of the OTT Parsivel 2 disdrometer for 2020.

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Creator Ebell, Kerstin ORCID logo; Schnitt, Sabrina; Krobot, Pavel
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 268020496 TRR 172: ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 364 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (11.930 LON, 78.920 LAT); Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Temporal Coverage Begin 2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-12-31T00:00:00Z