Estimation of ice cloud parameters from ground-based infrared radiometer and radar measurements
Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
Copyright 1992 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012)
Volume 97, Issue D11, pages 11567–11574, 20 July 1992
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1992), Estimation of ice cloud parameters from ground-based infrared radiometer and radar measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 97(D11), 11567–11574, doi:10.1029/92JD00968., , , and (
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 APR 1992
- Manuscript Received: 17 SEP 1991
A technique is presented to estimate ice cloud particle characteristic sizes and concentrations as well as the integrated ice water path from simultaneous ground-based radar and infrared radiometer measurements. The approach is based on the theoretical consideration of infrared thermal radiative transfer within a cloud and can be applied to clouds that are semitransparent in the infrared “window” and horizontally extensive. The suggested technique is applied to radar and infrared radiometer data collected during the Cloud Lidar and Radar Exploratory Test (CLARET-I) experiment. Retrieved values of ice cloud microphysical parameters are in general agreement with results obtained by other methods.