Validation of the Aura MLS cloud ice water content measurements

  title={Validation of the Aura MLS cloud ice water content measurements},
  author={Dong L. Wu and Jonathan H. Jiang and William G. Read and Richard T. Austin and Cory P. Davis and Alyn Lambert and Graeme L. Stephens and Deborah Vane and Joe William Waters},
[1] Retrieval and validation of upper tropospheric ice water content (IWC) measurements with the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) are described. The MLS version 2.2 (V2.2) IWC, derived from 240-GHz cloud-induced radiances (Tcir) at high tangent heights, is scientifically useful at 215–83 hPa. The V2.2 IWC represents a bulk cloud property averaged over a 300 7 4 km volume near the pointing tangent height. Precision, accuracy, and spatial resolution of the V2.2 IWC are determined through model… CONTINUE READING


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