Retrieval of optical and microphysical properties of ice clouds using Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) data

by Kinney, Jacqueline Anne

Abstract (Summary)
The research presented here retrieves the cloud optical thickness and particle effective size of cirrus clouds using surface radiation measurements obtained during the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) field campaign. The algorithm used is based on a method proposed by Yang et al. (2005). The research examines single-layer ice clouds in the midlatitude and polar regions. The retrieved information in the midlatitudes is then verified using retrievals from the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard the Terra and Aqua satellites.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Yang, Ping; Kattawar, George; North, Gerald; Wilheit, Thomas

School:Texas A&M University

School Location:USA - Texas

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:cirrus clouds arm


Date of Publication:08/01/2005

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