Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Research article
10 Apr 2017
Research article |  | 10 Apr 2017

Analysis of geostationary satellite-derived cloud parameters associated with environments with high ice water content

Adrianus de Laat, Eric Defer, Julien Delanoë, Fabien Dezitter, Amanda Gounou, Alice Grandin, Anthony Guignard, Jan Fokke Meirink, Jean-Marc Moisselin, and Frédéric Parol

Data sets

Cloud-Aerosol-Water-Radiation Interactions ICARE Data and Services Center

MSG Cloud Physical Properties (CPP) KNMI


Short summary
In-flight icing is an important aviation hazard which is still poorly understood, but consensus is that the presence of high ice water content is a necessary condition. For the European High Altitude Ice Crystals project a geostationary satellite remote-sensing mask has been developed for detection of atmospheric cloud environments where high ice water content is likely to occur. The mask performs satisfactory when compared against independent satellite ice water content measurements.