Papers on Climate and Atmospheric Physics
On cloud radar and microwave radiometer measurements of stratus cloud liquid water profiles
Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
Copyright 1998 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012)
Volume 103, Issue D18, pages 23195–23197, 27 September 1998
How to Cite
1998), On cloud radar and microwave radiometer measurements of stratus cloud liquid water profiles, J. Geophys. Res., 103(D18), 23195–23197, doi:10.1029/98JD01827., , , , and (
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 MAY 1998
- Manuscript Received: 13 OCT 1997
We show a method for determining stratus cloud liquid water profiles using a microwave radiometer and cloud radar. This method is independent of the radar calibration and the cloud-droplet size distribution provided that the sixth moment of the size distribution can be related to the square of the third moment. We have calculated these moments with a wide variety of in situ measurements and show that this is a reasonable assumption. Examples of droplet distributions that meet this requirement are the lognormal and gamma distributions.