Optical and microphysical properties of cirrus clouds retrieved from combined lidar and radar measurements

Alexander V. Konoshonkin, Anatoli G. Borovoi, Natalia V. Kustova, Hajime Okamoto, Kaori Sato

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Abstract

In the problem of light scattering by ice crystals of cirrus clouds, a new quantity characterizing microphysics of the clouds is determined. This quantity appears at simultaneous use of lidar and radar signals reflected from the same cloud. The quantity is the ratio of the backscattering cross section averaged over a statistical crystal ensemble to the averaged crystal volume. It is shown that this new characteristics can be effective if it is used together with the color ratio for retrieving microphysics of quasi-horizontally oriented crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Subtitle of host publicationAtmospheric Physics
EditorsOleg A. Romanovskii, Gennadii G. Matvienko
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510605114
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event22nd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: Jun 30 2016Jul 3 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10035
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

Other22nd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
CountryRussian Federation
CityTomsk
Period6/30/167/3/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Konoshonkin, A. V., Borovoi, A. G., Kustova, N. V., Okamoto, H., & Sato, K. (2016). Optical and microphysical properties of cirrus clouds retrieved from combined lidar and radar measurements. In O. A. Romanovskii, & G. G. Matvienko (Eds.), 22nd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics [100353X] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10035). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249115