Articles | Volume 8, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3555–3562, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3555-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3555–3562, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3555-2015
Research article
03 Sep 2015
Research article | 03 Sep 2015

Marine boundary layer drizzle properties and their impact on cloud property retrieval

P. Wu et al.

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How does drizzle underneath marine boundary layer (MBL) clouds affect cloud property retrievals? How much liquid water is depleted by virga and rain? To our knowledge, no previous studies have quantitatively estimated the impact of drizzle on cloud property retrievals. Cloud parameterization and radiative transfer modeling researchers will be interested since we give quantitative estimations of drizzle and cloud effective radius, no. concentration, liquid water content, and optical thickness.