Deriving snow cloud characteristics from CloudSat observations

  title={Deriving snow cloud characteristics from CloudSat observations},
  author={Guosheng Liu},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • Guosheng Liu
  • Published 27 April 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
[1] There has been so far no global estimate of snowfall. CloudSat has, for the first time, provided an opportunity for us to conduct such an estimate. The present study seizes this opportunity and attempts to investigate the global snowfall characteristics using its cloud radar observations. The retrieval methodology developed in this study includes two parts: first, determining whether a radar echo corresponds to snowfall (instead of rainfall), and second, converting radar reflectivity to… 

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