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Optical properties of ice clouds: new modeling capabilities and relevant applications
Author(s): Lei Bi; Ping Yang; Chao Liu; Bingqi Yi; Souichiro Hioki
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Paper Abstract

A combination of the invariant imbedding T-matrix (II-TM) method, the improved geometric-optics method (IGOM), and the pseudo-spectral time domain (PSTD) method provides advanced modeling capabilities to simulate the singlescattering properties of ice crystals for the entire size parameter range. The downstream applications of the singlescattering properties simulated from the new modeling capabilities, and, consequently, the bulk radiative properties render significant improvements, particularly, in remote sensing implementations involving ice clouds. Furthermore, the single-scattering properties of individual ice crystals are simulated. In addition, a sensitivity study is performed regarding the application of the single-scattering properties to remote sensing of ice cloud properties based on spaceborne observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9259, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V, 92591A (8 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2069354
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Lei Bi, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Ping Yang, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Chao Liu, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Bingqi Yi, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Souichiro Hioki, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9259:
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V
Eastwood Im; Song Yang; Peng Zhang, Editor(s)

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