Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Research article
09 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 09 Jun 2023

Cloud and precipitation microphysical retrievals from the EarthCARE Cloud Profiling Radar: the C-CLD product

Kamil Mroz, Bernat Puidgomènech Treserras, Alessandro Battaglia, Pavlos Kollias, Aleksandra Tatarevic, and Frederic Tridon

Data sets

Single Scattering properties at W-band of ice populations Kamil Mroz

Microwave Single Scattering Properties Database (Horizontally Aligned Aggregates of Dendrites) Kamil Mroz and Jussi Leinonen

EarthCARE level-2 demonstration products from simulated scenes G.-J. van Zadelhoff, H. W. Barker, E. Baudrez, S. Bley, N. Clerbaux, J. N. S. Cole, J. de Kloe, N. Docter, C. Domenech, D. P. Donovan, J.-L. Dufresne, M. Eisinger, J. Fischer, R. García-Marañón, M. Haarig, R. J. Hogan, A. Hünerbein, P. Kollias, R. Koopman, N. Madenach, S. L. Mason, R. Preusker, B. Puigdomènech Treserras, Z. Qu, M. Ruiz-Saldaña, M. Shephard, A. Velázquez-Blazquez, N. Villefranque, U. Wandinger, P. Wang, and T. Wehr

Short summary
We present the theoretical basis of the algorithm that estimates the amount of water and size of particles in clouds and precipitation. The algorithm uses data collected by the Cloud Profiling Radar that was developed for the upcoming Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) satellite mission. After the satellite launch, the vertical distribution of cloud and precipitation properties will be delivered as the C-CLD product.