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Awaka, J., M. Le, S. Brodzik, T. Kubota, T. Masaki, V. Chandrasekar, and T. Iguchi, 2021: Development of precipitation type classification algorithms for a full scan mode of GPM Dual- Frequency Precipitation Radar. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 99,
Special Edition on Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM): 5th Anniversary,
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Plain Language Summary: The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Dual-Frequency (DF) Precipitation Radar (DPR) has operated in full scan (FS) mode in both the Ku-band and Ka-band since May 2018. For the first time in the DPR level 2 (L2) version V06X experimental algorithms, the DF processing has been made on the 245 km wide full swath data. In previous versions up to V06A, the DF processing is limited to the 125 km wide inner swath data only. This paper describes the V06X precipitation type classification algorithm that detects bright-band (BB) and classifies precipitation as stratiform, convective, and other.