Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
Research article
04 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 04 Nov 2022

Sizing ice hydrometeor populations using the dual-wavelength radar ratio

Sergey Y. Matrosov, Alexei Korolev, Mengistu Wolde, and Cuong Nguyen

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A remote sensing method to retrieve sizes of particles in ice clouds and precipitation from radar measurements at two wavelengths is described. This method is based on relating the particle size information to the ratio of radar signals at these two wavelengths. It is demonstrated that this ratio is informative about different characteristic particle sizes. Knowing atmospheric ice particle sizes is important for many applications such as precipitation estimation and climate modeling.