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dc.contributor.authorDeng, Min
dc.contributor.authorMace, G. G.
dc.contributor.authorWang, Z.
dc.contributor.authorLawson, R. Paul
dc.date2013-04-01
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-10T20:52:21Z
dc.date.available2018-06-10T20:52:21Z
dc.description©2013 American Meteorological Society.
dc.description.abstractIn this study several ice cloud retrieval products that utilize active and passive A-Train measurements are evaluated using in situ data collected during the Small Particles in Cirrus (SPARTICUS) field campaign. The retrieval datasets include ice water content (IWC), effective radius re, and visible extinction σ from CloudSat level-2C ice cloud property product (2C-ICE), CloudSat level-2B radar-visible optical depth cloud water content product (2B-CWC-RVOD), radar-lidar(DARDAR), and σ from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO). When the discrepancies between the radar reflectivity Ze derived from 2D stereo probe (2D-S) in situ measurements and Ze measured by the CloudSat radar are less than 10 dBZe, the flight mean ratios of the retrieved IWC to the IWC estimated from in situ data are 1.12, 1.59, and 1.02, respectively for 2C-ICE, DARDAR, and 2B-CWC-RVOD. For re, the flight mean ratios are 1.05, 1.18, and 1.61, respectively. For σ, the flight mean ratios for 2C-ICE, DARDAR, and CALIPSO are 1.03, 1.42, and 0.97, respectively. The CloudSat 2C-ICE and DARDAR retrieval products are typically in close agreement. However, the use of parameterized radar signals in ice cloud volumes that are below the detection threshold of the CloudSat radar in the 2C-ICE algorithm provides an extra constraint that leads to slightly better agreement with in situ data. The differences in assumed mass-size and area-size relations between CloudSat 2C-ICE and DARDAR also contribute to some subtle difference between the datasets: re from the 2B-CWC-RVOD dataset is biased more than the other retrieval products and in situ measurements by about 40%. A slight low (negative) bias in CALIPSO σ may be due to 5-km averaging in situations in which the cirrus layers have significant horizontal gradients in σ.
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/JAMC-D-12-054.1
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11919/650
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUniversity of Wyoming. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publications - Atmospheric Science
dc.sourceAtmospheric Science Faculty Publications
dc.subjectCirrus clouds
dc.subjectCloud microphysics
dc.subjectCloud retrieval
dc.subjectDetection threshold
dc.subjectHorizontal gradients
dc.subjectIce cloud retrieval
dc.subjectIn-situ measurement
dc.subjectRadar reflectivities
dc.subjectClouds
dc.subjectIce
dc.subjectOptical radar
dc.subjectRadar measurement
dc.subjectalgorithm
dc.subjectCALIPSO
dc.subjectcirrus
dc.subjectcloud microphysics
dc.subjectCloudSat
dc.subjectdetection method
dc.subjectice
dc.subjectin situ measurement
dc.subjectwater content
dc.titleEvaluation of Several A-Train Ice Cloud Retrieval Products with in Situ Measurements Collected During the SPARTICUS Campaign
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dcterms.title.journalJournal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology


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