Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Research article
12 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 12 Mar 2019

Airborne validation of radiative transfer modelling of ice clouds at millimetre and sub-millimetre wavelengths

Stuart Fox, Jana Mendrok, Patrick Eriksson, Robin Ekelund, Sebastian J. O'Shea, Keith N. Bower, Anthony J. Baran, R. Chawn Harlow, and Juliet C. Pickering


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AR by Stuart Fox on behalf of the Authors (21 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jan 2019) by Domenico Cimini
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Feb 2019) by Domenico Cimini
AR by Stuart Fox on behalf of the Authors (19 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Feb 2019) by Domenico Cimini
Short summary
Airborne observations of ice clouds are used to validate radiative transfer simulations using a state-of-the-art database of cloud ice optical properties. Simulations at these wavelengths are required to make use of future satellite instruments such as the Ice Cloud Imager. We show that they can generally reproduce observed cloud signals, but for a given total ice mass there is considerable sensitivity to the cloud microphysics, including the particle shape and distribution of ice mass.