29 November 2016 Optical and microphysical properties of cirrus clouds retrieved from combined lidar and radar measurements
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Proceedings Volume 10035, 22nd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics; 100353X (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249115
Event: XXII International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics. Atmospheric Physics, 2016, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
In the problem of light scattering by ice crystals of cirrus clouds, a new quantity characterizing microphysics of the clouds is determined. This quantity appears at simultaneous use of lidar and radar signals reflected from the same cloud. The quantity is the ratio of the backscattering cross section averaged over a statistical crystal ensemble to the averaged crystal volume. It is shown that this new characteristics can be effective if it is used together with the color ratio for retrieving microphysics of quasi-horizontally oriented crystals
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Alexander V. Konoshonkin, Anatoli G. Borovoi, Natalia V. Kustova, Hajime Okamoto, Kaori Sato, "Optical and microphysical properties of cirrus clouds retrieved from combined lidar and radar measurements", Proc. SPIE 10035, 22nd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 100353X (29 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2249115; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249115
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