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Volume 9, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 469–489, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-469-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 469–489, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-469-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Feb 2016

Research article | 12 Feb 2016

Cloud radar with hybrid mode towards estimation of shape and orientation of ice crystals

A. Myagkov et al.

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In this paper a newly developed scanning 35 GHz cloud radar MIRA-35 is described. The issues concerned with implementation, polarization calibration, and data processing are considered. Also, an algorithm for a characterization of shape and orientation distribution based on polarimetric observations from the cloud radar is presented. For demonstration, the developed retrieval technique is applied to a cloud system containing ice crystals with different habits.
In this paper a newly developed scanning 35 GHz cloud radar MIRA-35 is described. The issues...
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