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Cloud liquid water content measurement tests using dual-wavelength radar

Cloud liquid water content measurement tests using dual-wavelength radar

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories, Environmental Technology Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in Boulder, Colo, Springfield, VA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radar meteorology,
  • Clouds -- Measurement

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBrooks E. Martner ... [et al.]
    SeriesNOAA technical memorandum ERL ETL -- 235
    ContributionsMartner, Brooks E, Environmental Technology Laboratory (Environmental Research Laboratories)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationiv, 47 p.
    Number of Pages47
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14450455M
    OCLC/WorldCa30763247

    Calibration. The calibration of microwave radiometer sets the basis for accurate measured brightness temperatures and therefore, for accurate retrieved atmospheric parameters as temperature profiles, integrated water vapor and liquid water path. The simplest version of a calibration is a so-called "hot-cold" calibration using two reference blackbodies at known, but different, "hot" and "cold. 6. Detection of Aircraft Icing in a Mixed Phase Cloud Using Dual Wavelength Radar. The development of remote sensing methods to detect, measure, and map cloud liquid water content (LWC) is in its infancy, but has enormous potential benefits for aviation safety, cloud seeding, and basic cloud . pilot, as a measure of icing potential, will be useful in assessing the risk of entering the sensed conditions. This requires measurement and mapping of cloud microphysical parameters, especially cloud and precipitation liquid water content, droplet size and temperature, with range. Remote measurement of cloud. AbstractImproving our ability to predict future weather and climate conditions is strongly linked to achieving significant advancements in our understanding of cloud and precipitation processes. Ob.


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The differential attenuation Ad, whose direct measurement is available with dual-wavelength radar, is a linear function of the liquid water content Mw (the contribution from ice hydrometeors is. Cloud liquid water content measurement tests using dual-wavelength radar Author: Brooks E Martner ; Environmental Technology Laboratory (Environmental Research Laboratories).

The RES is also relatively easy to retrieve using dual-wavelength radar measurements. The second parameter is the liquid water content (LWC), the total mass of liquid droplets of all sizes. The LWC may be estimated by taking advantage of the difference in attenuation due to the presence of liquid water between the X- and K a-band radars.

In situ measurements of Cited by: FIG. 5: Dual-wavelength measurements at Chilbolton on 9 April (a) radar reecti vity factor at 35 GHz with lidar cloud base shown by the dashed line and LWC = g m 3 by the solid contour, (b) attenuated lidar backscatter coefcient, (c) dual wavelength ratio above cloud base, and (d) liquid water content.

Cloud liquid water and ice content retrieval in precipitating clouds by the differential attenuation method using a dual-wavelength radar, as a function of the wavelength pair, is first discussed.

In the presence of non- Rayleigh scatterers, drizzle, or large ice crystals, an ambiguity appears between attenuation and non-Rayleigh scattering. The Nevzorov liquid water content (LWC) and total water content (TWC) probe is a constant-temperature, hot-wire probe designed for aircraft measurements of the ice and liquid water content of clouds.

The probe consists of two separate sensors for measurements of cloud liquid and total (ice plus liquid) water content. Cloud liquid water and ice content retrieval in precipitating clouds by the differential attenuation method using a dual-wavelength radar, as a function of the wavelength pair.

Direct measurements of attenuation due to liquid water content (LWC) between two points in the common beam of a dual-wavelength radar system will be possible using a real-time digital processor of radar signals presently under by: Cloud Liquid Water is a measure of the total liquid water contained in a cloud in a vertical column of atmosphere.

It does NOT include solid water (snow, ice). Cloud water links the hydrological and radiative components of the climate system and are an interesting area of research.

[1] The development of realistic cloud parameterizations requires accurate characterizations of subgrid distributions of thermodynamic variables.

To this end, cloud liquid water content (CLWC) distributions are characterized with respect to cloud phase, cloud type, precipitation occurrence, and geolocation using CloudSat radar measurements. atmospheric liquid and ice characteristics using dual-wavelength radar observations.

IEEE Trans. On Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 37, Vivekanandan, J., G. Zhang, and M. Politovich, An assessment of droplet size and liquid water content derived from dual-wavelength radar measurements to the application of aircraft icing detection. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 18,   Dual-wavelength ratio (DWR) techniques offer the prospect of producing high-resolution mapping of cloud microphysical properties, including retrievals of cloud liquid water content (LWC) from reflectivity measured by millimeter-wavelength by: Mm-wave radar is most suited for these calculations because of complications introduced by 1) Bragg (refractivity) scatter, 2) the lower resolution, and 3) ground clutter effects at longer wavelengths.

Combining radar and microwave radiometer data is shown Cited by: Cloud liquid water and ice content retrieval in precipitating clouds by the differential attenuation method using a dual-wavelength radar, as a function of the wavelength pair, is first discussed.

Use of Dual-Wavelength Radar for Snow Parameter Estimates Article (PDF Cloud liquid water content measurement tests using dual-wavelength radar book in Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 22(10) October with Reads How we measure.

Arctic clouds strongly influence the regional radiation balance, temperature, melting of sea ice, and freezing of sea water. Despite their importance, there is a lack of systematic and reliable observations of Arctic clouds.

The CloudSat satellite launched in with a 94 GHz Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) may contribute to close this gap. Here we compare one of the key parameters, the cloud Cited by: 6.

The path-integrated liquid water content (liquid water path, LWP) is of considerable interest to the meteorologi- cal community for a number of applications, ranging from climate research to radio telecommunications.

Measure- ments of LWP can be provided by different methods, such asCited by: Cloud liquid water content measurement tests using dual-wavelength radar. NOAA Tech. Memo.

ERL ETL, 47 pp. Google Scholar: Newton, D. An integrated approach to the problem of aircraft icing. Aircr 5: – Crossref, Google Scholar: Politovich, M. Aircraft icing as an applied winter storms by: Cloud boundary height measurements using lidar and radar Article in Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Part B Hydrology Oceans and Atmosphere 25(2) June with 61 Reads How we measure.

A drizzle case from the cloud microphysical model shows no significant loss of accuracy for the microwave radiometer algorithms, in contrast to simple cloud radar retrievals of liquid water. In case of rain, however, the results deteriorate when the total liquid water path is larger than g m −2.

The accuracy of water vapor and cloud liquid determination by dual-frequency ground-based microwave radiomerry Ed R. Westwater Wave Propagation Laboratory, Environmental Research Laboratories, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado (Received September 6.

Dataset title: Liquid water content from Chilbolton. This dataset contains liquid water content calculated by using radar and lidar to identify the liquid cloud base and top in each profile, using the model temperature and pressure to calculate the adiabatic liquid water content in each cloud layer, and then using dual-wavelength microwave radiometers to scale the liquid water content values.

In the near future dual wavelength observations will be validated by comparison with in situ measurements taken by the Meteorological Office C aircraft. In liquid water clouds the 94 GHz radar experiences stronger attenuation than the 35 GHz radar, and hence DWR could also provide a direct measure of Liquid Water Content.

ABSTRACT An algorithm to retrieve optically thick ice cloud microphysical property profiles is developed by using the GSFC GHz ER-2 Doppler Radar (EDOP) and the 94 GHz Cloud Radar System (CRS) measurements aboard the high-altitude ER-2 aircraft.

In situ size distribution and total water content data from the CRYSTAL-FACE field campaign are used for the algorithm development. Remote Sensing of Precipitation, Cloud, Aerosol and Water Vapor Using Radar, Lidar and Microwave Radiometer.

Comparison of liquid water content between radar/radiometer retrievals and in-situ measurements during WISP In-situ using a dual-wavelength radar. Cloud liquid water content measurement tests using dual-wavelength radar [microform] / Brooks E.

Martner Quan guo qi xiang shi ye tong ji zi liao, / Guo jia qi xiang ju ji hua cai wu si bian; Quan guo qi xiang shi ye tong ji zi liao, / Zhongguo qi. Advantages of dual-wavelength system • Detection of cloud droplets. • Estimate of size and LWC. • Raindrop size distribution.

• Effect of Bragg scatter is less at Ka-band. • Improved cloud microphysical retrieval using both dual-wavelength and dual-polarization observations. The added capabilities afforded by the dual-wavelength radar measurements currently include boundary layer humidity profiles and cloud liquid water content estimates that are independent of drop size distribution.

The derived products available on S-PolKa are summarized in the table below (click on the product name to view examples). The liquid water content (LWC) is the measure of the mass of the water in a cloud in a specified amount of dry air.

It is typically measured per volume of air (g/m 3) or mass of air (g/kg) (Bohren, ). This article discusses some of the challenges that have limited progress in quantifying the radiative forcing associated with aerosol–cloud interactions (ACI) in warm (liquid-water) clouds.

It reviews recent progress and suggests new ways of viewing the problem that might accelerate progress. It calls for much greater attention to the scale problem, both in terms of aerosol–cloud process Cited by: around the world.

The dual-wavelength and dual-polarization capabilities of S-PolKa enable the estimation of humidity profiles in the lower troposphere (Ellis and Vivekanandan, ) and liquid water content (LWC). Using the LWC estimates and making some reasonable assumptions results in mass weighted diameter (D 0.

Towards the Verification of Dual-wavelength Radar Estimates of Liquid Water Content Using Microwave Radiometer Measurements Scott Ellis 1, JothiramVivekanandan 1, Paquita Zuidema 2 1. NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory 2. University of Miami. Snider, Cloud liquid water content measurement tests using dual-wavelength radar.

NOAA Tech. Mem. ERL ETL, 47pp. McDonough, F. and B.C. Bernstein, Combining satellite, radar and surface observations with model data to create a better aircraft icing diagnosis. Proceedings, 8th Conference on Aviation, Range and. Vivekanandan, J., G.

Zhang and M.K. Politovich, Estimation of cloud droplet size and liquid water content using dual-wavelength radar measurements. Submitted. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing SymposiumJuly, Sydney, Australia.

technique for remotely determining cloud liquid water content, average droplet size, and droplet number density using Raman lidar. This technique has the advantage of being most sensitive in the lower portion of the cloud where radar-based techniques have difficulty.

Background Raman lidar systems have been used for many years toCited by: H. Remote Sensing [] [Retrieval of DSD information[Single antenna interferometry to measure wind][Performance of Spaced Antenna Wind Estimators in Presence of Noise] [Remote Sensing of Liquid Water Content by Dual-wavelength Radar] 1.

Background. For the past several years, RAP has been involved in the development of techniques to retrieve drop-size distribution (DSD) information. In order to utilize this characteristic, we plan to measure liquid water contents (LWC) of clouds by the dual-wavelength method.

The dual-wavelength method Attenuation of a millimeter-wavelength radio wave by a cloud is relatively high, and therefore compensation of the attenuation is one of the major problems of millimeter-wavelength. Accuracy of cloud liquid water path from ground-based microwave radiometry 1.

Dependency on cloud model statistics in contrast to simple cloud radar retrievals of liquid water. In case of rain, however, the results deteriorate when the total liquid water path is and typical cloud liquid water content of gm 3 at hPa.

The bars. cm23, and a maximum liquid water content of g m23 and mean droplet radius of 9 mm near cloud top. Lidar data indicate that the Ka-band radar usually detected the cloud-base height to within;50 m, such that the radar insensitivity to small cloud droplets had a small impact on the findings.

Radar-derived liquid water. Using simultaneous S and Ka band observations it is possible to retrieve a path integrated value of the water vapor content as well as cloud liquid water content values using the atmospheric and liquid water attenuation properties at the two frequencies.

Recently the NCAR S-band dual polarimetric (S-Pol) radar has been upgraded to include. David A. Simpson P.E., in Practical Onshore Gas Field Engineering, Gas Quality.

Well-head gas is what it is. It likely has a high liquid-water content, considerable water vapor, varying gas composition with both time and from well-to-well, and it can have solids. Cloud-base water content measurement using single wavelength laser-radar data.

Cohen A. Monochromatic backscattering laser-radar data are used for the determination on the number density of cloud droplets within a cumulus cloud base.

The method is based upon general properties of a cloud base as derived from in situ measurements in a large Cited by: The content of water vapor (i.e.

% humidity) depends on temperature and pressure. And the temperature and pressure gradients within the cloud won't be too much different than an adiabatic gradient.

All this can be used to calculate the "total water content" of your cloud. Very roughly. Without proper instruments, and measurements, and.