Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14491–14507, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14491-2020

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14491–14507, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14491-2020
Research article
30 Nov 2020
Research article | 30 Nov 2020

Microphysical properties of three types of snow clouds: implication for satellite snowfall retrievals

Hwayoung Jeoung et al.

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Radar and radiometer observations were used to study cloud liquid and snowfall in three types of snow clouds. While near-surface and shallow clouds have an area fraction of 90 %, deep clouds contribute half of the total snowfall volume. Deeper clouds have heavier snowfall, although cloud liquid is equally abundant in all three cloud types. The skills of a GMI Bayesian algorithm are examined. Snowfall in deep clouds may be reasonably retrieved, but it is challenging for near-surface clouds.
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