Stratocumulus Liquid Water Content from Dual-Wavelength Radar

@inproceedings{HoganStratocumulusLW,
  title={Stratocumulus Liquid Water Content from Dual-Wavelength Radar},
  author={Robin J. Hogan and NICOLAS GAUSSIAT and Anthony J. Illingworth}
}
A technique is described to retrieve stratocumulus liquid water content (LWC) using the differential attenuation measured by vertically pointing radars at 35 GHz and 94 GHz. Millimeter-wave attenuation is proportional to LWC and increases with frequency, so LWC can be derived without the need to make any assumptions on the nature of the droplet size distribution. There is also no need for the radars to be well calibrated. A significant advantage over many radar techniques in stratocumulus is… CONTINUE READING
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