Retrieving vertical profiles of water-cloud droplet effective radius : Algorithm modification and preliminary application

  title={Retrieving vertical profiles of water-cloud droplet effective radius : Algorithm modification and preliminary application},
  author={Fu-Lung Chang and Zhanqing Li},
[1] Chang and Li [2002] proposed a new cloud microphysics retrieval technique that can estimate the vertical profile of droplet effective radius (DER) for water clouds using multispectral near-infrared (NIR) measurements. The underlying principle of the retrieval technique is that radiance measurements at distinct multi-NIR wavelengths possess different penetration depths inside the cloud and this conveys certain information on the DER vertical profile (DVP). However, this information is… CONTINUE READING
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