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Volume 15, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12327–12344, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12327-2015
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12327–12344, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12327-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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Research article 09 Nov 2015

Research article | 09 Nov 2015

Ice water content vertical profiles of high-level clouds: classification and impact on radiative fluxes

A. G. Feofilov et al.

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We discuss the shape of ice water content (IWC) vertical profiles in high ice clouds and its effect on radiative properties of these clouds, both in short- and in long-wave bands (SW and LW). We suggest a set of primitive shapes (rectangular, isosceles trapezoid, lower and upper triangle) and propose a statistical parameterization using ice water path (IWP) as a single parameter. We estimate and explain simulated differences in LW/SW atmospheric radiances for suggested IWC shapes.
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