Observing microphysical properties of cloud and rain

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    Abstract

    This chapter introduces to the microphysical properties of clouds and precipitation, such as particle number concentration, size, and shape, and their relationship with atmospheric aerosols. The role of clouds and aerosols into the climate system and models is briefly discussed, with an emphasis on the associated uncertainty and the current level of understanding. Potential feedback effects of an increasing aerosols load are discussed. The chapter also explains the need for multi-sensor strategies, using radiometer, radar, and lidar, for the accurate and reliable measurement of cloud properties and finally it places some questions on the implications for common model assumptions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntegrated ground-based observing systems
    EditorsD Cimini, FS Marzano, G Visconti
    Place of PublicationBerlin-Heidelberg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages147-159
    Number of pages309
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-12967-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

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