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Lidar observations of tropical high-altitude cirrus clouds: results from dual-wavelength Raman lidar measurements during the ALBATROSS campaign 1996
Author(s): Georg Beyerle; H. J. Schaefer; Otto Schrems; R. Neuber; P. Rairoux; I. Stuart McDermid
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Paper Abstract

Results from dual wavelength Raman lidar observations of tropical high-altitude cirrus clouds are reported. Based on 107 hours of night-time measurements cirrus clouds were present in more than 50% of the observations at latitudes between 23.5 degrees south and 23.5 degrees north and altitudes between 11 and 16 km. Volume depolarization is found to be a sensitive parameter for the detection of subvisible cloud layers. Using Mie scattering calculations estimates of the ice water content are derived.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3104, Lidar Atmospheric Monitoring, (26 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275163
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Georg Beyerle, Jet Propulsion Lab. and Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (United States)
H. J. Schaefer, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
Otto Schrems, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
R. Neuber, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
P. Rairoux, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
I. Stuart McDermid, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3104:
Lidar Atmospheric Monitoring
Jean-Pierre Wolf, Editor(s)

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