Articles | Volume 9, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5119–5134, 2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5119–5134, 2016

Research article 19 Oct 2016

Research article | 19 Oct 2016

A polarimetric scattering database for non-spherical ice particles at microwave wavelengths

Yinghui Lu et al.

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Short summary
The database contains the complete (polarimetric) scattering information for different types of ice particles at different incident and scattered radiation directions at four microwave wavelengths. These results are useful for understanding the dependence of ice-particle scattering properties on ice-particle orientation with respect to the incident and scattered radiation. It is also useful in ice-property retrievals, radar forward simulation.