A ground-based multisensor cloud phase classifier
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2007
Copyright 2007 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 34, Issue 22, November 2007
How to Cite
2007), A ground-based multisensor cloud phase classifier, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L22809, doi:10.1029/2007GL031008.(
- Issue published online: 22 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 21 AUG 2007
- Manuscript Received: 14 JUN 2007
- cloud phase;
- remote sensor
 A method for classifying cloud phase from a suite of ground-based sensors is outlined. The method exploits the complementary strengths of cloud radar, depolarization lidar, microwave radiometer, and temperature soundings to classify clouds observed in the vertical column as ice, snow, mixed-phase, liquid, drizzle, rain, or aerosol. Although the classification has been specifically designed for observations of Arctic clouds, the general framework is applicable to other locations with minor modifications. An example classification demonstrates the application to actual measurements.