A description of hydrometeor layer occurrence statistics derived from the first year of merged Cloudsat and CALIPSO data

@article{Mace2009ADO,
  title={A description of hydrometeor layer occurrence statistics derived from the first year of merged Cloudsat and CALIPSO data},
  author={Gerald G. Mace and Qiuqing Zhang and Mark A. Vaughan and Roger T Marchand and Graeme L. Stephens and Charles R. Trepte and David M. Winker},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={114}
}
[1] The occurrence statistics of hydrometeor layers covering the Earth's surface is described using the first year of millimeter radar data collected by Cloudsat merged with lidar data collected by CALIPSO (July 2006 to June 2007). These satellites are flown in a tight orbital configuration so that they probe nearly the same volumes of the atmosphere within 10–15 s of each other. This configuration combined with the capacity for millimeter radar to penetrate optically thick hydrometeor layers… 

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