Retrievals of ice-water content from an airborne elastic lidar in tropical convective clouds
Flight Research Laboratory, National Research Council (NRC), Ottawa, Canada,
2 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Toronto, Canada
Published online: 13 April 2018
Ice water content (IWC) is one of the critical parameters in determining the cloud radiative impact. In this work lidar-based IWC retrievals obtained in tropical mesoscale convective systems are evaluated in the context of an extensive in-situ and remote sensing instrumentation suite. Based on a test case of May 27, 2015 lidar-derived IWC values at 50 m above the aircraft were on average within 25% of the in-situ IWC measurements obtained using an isokinetic probe.
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