Scattering of Ice Particles at Microwave Frequencies: A Physically Based Parameterization

  title={Scattering of Ice Particles at Microwave Frequencies: A Physically Based Parameterization},
  author={Min-Jeong Kim and Mark S. Kulie and Christopher W. O’Dell and Ralf Bennartz},
  journal={Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology},
Abstract This paper presents a new, purely physical approach to simulate ice-particle scattering at microwave frequencies. Temperature-dependent ice particle size distributions measured by aircraft in midlatitude frontal systems are used to represent the distribution of precipitation-sized frozen hydrometeors above the freezing level through derived radar reflectivity–snow water content (Z–M) relationships. The discrete dipole approximation is employed to calculate optical properties of… 

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