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.
|Publisher||American Meteorology Society|
|Conference||The 11th conference on mesoscale processes and the 32nd conference on radar meteorology|
|Period||24/10/05 → 29/10/05|
- conference contrib. refereed
- Conf.proc. > 3 pag