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12 January 2005 A combined lidar and radar retrieval of cloud optical properties
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A method of retrieving cloud microphysical properties using combined observations from both cloud lidar and radar is introduced. This retrieval makes use of a variation on the traditional optimal estimation retrieval method, whereby a series of corrections are applied to the state vector during the search for an iterative solution. The retrieval method is applied to lidar and radar observations from the CRYSTAL-FACE experiment, and vertical profiles of ice crystal characteristic diameter, number concentration, and ice water content are retrieved for a cirrus cloud layer observed during the experiment.
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John M. Haynes, Cristian Mitrescu, and Graeme L. Stephens "A combined lidar and radar retrieval of cloud optical properties", Proc. SPIE 5653, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring V, (12 January 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.578929
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