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Research article
12 Jan 2015
Research article |  | 12 Jan 2015

A depolarisation lidar-based method for the determination of liquid-cloud microphysical properties

D. P. Donovan, H. Klein Baltink, J. S. Henzing, S. R. de Roode, and A. P. Siebesma


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Short summary
Stratocumulus clouds are important for weather and climate. They contain relatively little water but are optically thick enough to turn sunny days to grey and globally they have a strong impact on the Earth's energy budget. A new lidar (laser-radar) technique has been developed that is well suited for remotely measuring stratocumulus properties in the important cloud-based region. The technique can supply information that is difficult or impossible for other remote-sensing methods to provide.