A synergetic radar-lidar technique for the LWC retrieval in water clouds description and application to cloudnet data

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    Abstract

    In this paper a retrieval technique based on the possibilities to characterize drizzle fraction in water clouds using the ration between simultaneously measured radar reflectivity and lidar's optical extinction profiles is presented. This parameter is using for the detection of the preesence of drizzle particles in water clouds and the classification of water cloud cells into three classed - "the cloud without drizzle", "the cloud with light drizzle" and "the cloud with heavy drizzle". Different relationships between the radar reflectivity and liquid water content then can be applied for different types of cloud cells to retrieve actual liquid water content.
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    Title of host publicationThe 11th conference on Mesoscale processes and the 32nd conference on radar meteorology
    Editors s.n.
    Place of PublicationAlbuquerque, New Mexico
    PublisherAmerican Meteorology Society
    Pages1-13
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventThe 11th conference on mesoscale processes and the 32nd conference on radar meteorology - Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Duration: 24 Oct 200529 Oct 2005

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    PublisherAmerican Meteorology Society

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 11th conference on mesoscale processes and the 32nd conference on radar meteorology
    Period24/10/0529/10/05

    Keywords

    • conference contrib. refereed
    • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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