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A combined lidar and radar retrieval of cloud optical properties
Author(s): John M. Haynes; Cristian Mitrescu; Graeme L. Stephens
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Paper Abstract

A method of retrieving cloud microphysical properties using combined observations from both cloud lidar and radar is introduced. This retrieval makes use of a variation on the traditional optimal estimation retrieval method, whereby a series of corrections are applied to the state vector during the search for an iterative solution. The retrieval method is applied to lidar and radar observations from the CRYSTAL-FACE experiment, and vertical profiles of ice crystal characteristic diameter, number concentration, and ice water content are retrieved for a cirrus cloud layer observed during the experiment.

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Date Published: 12 January 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5653, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring V, (12 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.578929
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John M. Haynes, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Cristian Mitrescu, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Graeme L. Stephens, Colorado State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5653:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring V
Upendra N. Singh; Kohei Mizutani, Editor(s)

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