Why we need radar, lidar, and solar radiance observations to constrain ice cloud microphysics
Florian Ewald et al.
A unified data set of airborne cloud remote sensing using the HALO Microwave Package (HAMP)Heike Konow, Marek Jacob, Felix Ament, Susanne Crewell, Florian Ewald, Martin Hagen, Lutz Hirsch, Friedhelm Jansen, Mario Mech, and Bjorn Stevens https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-921-2019
In this study, we show how solar radiance observations can be used to validate and further constrain ice cloud microphysics retrieved from the synergy of radar–lidar measurements. Since most radar–lidar retrievals rely on a global assumption about the ice particle shape, ice water content and particle size biases are to be expected in individual cloud regimes. In this work, we identify and correct these biases by reconciling simulated and measured solar radiation reflected from these clouds.
In this study, we show how solar radiance observations can be used to validate and further...