Microphysical Constraints on Millimeter-Wavelength Scattering Properties of Snow Particles

@article{Wood2015MicrophysicalCO,
  title={Microphysical Constraints on Millimeter-Wavelength Scattering Properties of Snow Particles},
  author={Norman B. Wood and Tristan S. L’Ecuyer and Andrew J. Heymsfield and Graeme L. Stephens},
  journal={Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={54},
  pages={909-931}
}
AbstractA Bayesian optimal estimation retrieval is used to determine probability density functions of snow microphysical parameters from ground-based observations taken during four snowfall events in southern Ontario, Canada. The retrieved variables include the parameters of power laws describing particle mass and horizontally projected area. The results reveal nontrivial correlations between mass and area parameters that were not apparent in prior studies. The observations provide information… 

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