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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3977–3991, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3977-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3977–3991, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3977-2020

Research article 23 Jul 2020

Research article | 23 Jul 2020

Ice crystal characterization in cirrus clouds II: radiometric characterization of HaloCam for the quantitative analysis of halo displays

Linda Forster et al.

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We present a procedure for both the geometric and absolute radiometric characterization of the weather-proof RGB camera HaloCamRAW, which is part of our automated halo observation system HaloCam, designed for the quantitative analysis of halo displays. By comparing the calibrated HaloCamRAW radiances of a 22° halo scene with radiative transfer simulations, we demonstrate the potential of developing a retrieval method for ice crystal properties, such as size, shape, and surface roughness.