Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7545–7558, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7545–7558, 2016

Research article 21 Jun 2016

Research article | 21 Jun 2016

Degree of ice particle surface roughness inferred from polarimetric observations

Souichiro Hioki et al.

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The degree of surface roughness of ice particles within thick, cold ice clouds is inferred from multi-directional, multi-spectral satellite polarimetric observations over oceans, assuming a column-aggregate particle habit. An improved roughness inference scheme is employed, which provides a more noise-resilient roughness estimate than the conventional approach. A global one-month data sample shows the use and the limit of a severely roughened ice habit to simulate the polarized reflectivity.
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