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Retrieval of cirrus cloud microphysical properties based on TOVS-3I observations
Author(s): Ralf Holz; Claudia J. Stubenrauch; Noelle A. Scott; David L. Mitchell; Anthony J. Baran
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Paper Abstract

The inversion of TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder measurements by the Improved Initialization Inversion (3I) Algorithm provides cloud parameters as well as atmospheric temperature and water vapor profiles. By the use of a cirrus radiation scheme based on Anomalous Diffraction Theory, that includes analytical expressions for extinction and absorption coefficients as function of ice particle shapes, size distribution parameters and wavelength, we study the possibility to infer information on cirrus microphysics at global scale from 3I data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3495, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (14 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332670
Show Author Affiliations
Ralf Holz, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Claudia J. Stubenrauch, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Noelle A. Scott, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
David L. Mitchell, Desert Research Institute (United States)
Anthony J. Baran, U.K. Meteorological Office (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3495:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III
Jaqueline E. Russell, Editor(s)

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