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Relationship between cirrus particle size and cloud top temperature

Relationship between cirrus particle size and cloud top temperature

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cirrus clouds.,
  • Clouds (Meteorology),
  • Advanced very high resolution radiometer.,
  • Climatology.,
  • Atmospheric temperature.,
  • Ice.,
  • Crystals.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementQingyuan Han, Joyce Chou, and Ronald M. Welch.
    Series[NASA contractor report] -- 207280., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-207280.
    ContributionsChou, Joyce., Welch, Ronald M., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17701236M

    Using the IR Cloud Emissivities in the MYD06 Collection 6 Data to Estimate Cirrus Cloud Optical Depth and Particle Size Yue Li1, Andrew Heidinger2, Robert E. Holz1, Ping Yang3 1Space Science Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 2Office of Research and Applications, NOAA / NESDIS, Madison, WI 1. Introduction 3Department of Atmospheric . The values given assume that the whole cloud layer has the same water phase and particle size as at the top. Cloud Particle Size and Revised Optical Thickness An advanced analysis, exploiting an additional wavelength, allows for the retrieval of cloud particle size and the consistent optical thickness.

    Particle Size Distributions Measured During Sparticus Chris Schwartz Jay Mace University of Utah Data provided by Paul Lawson of SPEC, Inc. Motivation Remote sensing of cirrus particle size distributions (PSD’s) Maximize the posterior distribution of possible PSD params given remote observations, as given by relationship with temperature.   Fig. 1: Relationships between column AOD and R ei of cold-top convective clouds and anvil cirrus with different ranges of CTH or CAPE. Fig. 2: Pearson’s total and partial correlations between Cited by: 5.

    We investigated the relationship between cloud temperatures/optical thickness and cirrus ice crystal sizes based on the retrieved cirrus particle size data. We found that for thick clouds ((tau) greater than or equal to 10), most of the regions over the globe show positive relationships between cloud temperature and cirrus ice crystal by: 4.   The ice water contents also increased by a factor of ten from to 1 mg m-3 over the lower m then decreased again by a similar factor until reaching cloud top. The relationship between the number concentration and ice water content will be discussed in relation to the possible processes that could explain this : D. Baumgardner, B. Gandrud, G. Kok.


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The cloud temperature-cirrus crystal size relationship and controversial conclusions have been reached. For example, twenty flights of aircraft measurements over North America during winter times [5,6] show that the cloud-panicle mode radius increases with temperature.

Similar results were found by in situ measurement during CEPEX at tropics [7]. The relationship between cirrus particle size and cloud top temperature is surveyed on a near-global scale.

The cirrus particle size is retrieved assuming ice. Get this from a library. Relationship between cirrus particle size and cloud top temperature. [Qingyuan Han; Joyce Chou; Ronald M Welch; United. The relationship between cirrus particle size and cloud top temperature is surveyed on a near-global scale.

The cirrus particle size is retrieved assuming ice crystals are hexagonal columns and the cloud top temperature and the radiances in channel 1 and 3 of AVHRR used to retrieve ice particle sizes are from ISCCP : Qingyuan Han, Ronald M.

Welch and Joyce Chou. The underlying basis of these relationships is the correlation between the slope of the particle size distribution and cloud temperature or thickness. The slope of the particle size distribution tends to decrease with increasing cloud thickness (beginning from cloud top) and temperature.

The cloud particle size compared here and in the remainder of the paper is the effective radius as defined by the MOD06 retrieval algorithm to be proportional to the ratio of the volume of ice to the projected area (specifically r e = 3/4 × V/A) of the particle size spectrum where the geometric quantities are derived from a combination of Cited by: Bimodality and Temperature μ= °C σ= °C μ= °C σ= °C μ= °C σ= °C Two-sample Kolmolgorov- Smirnov test confirms that the two temperature histograms were drawn from different distributions.

Tropical cirrus tends to have larger D mass and IWC at a given temperature than middle latitude cirrus.

We also find that the relationship between D mass and V fm of the cirrus at the tropical sites are similar to one another even though the sites are in very different geographic regions with different proximity to convection. The higher IWC values observed at Manus at a given temperature are indicative Cited by: Greenhouse gases and cirrus clouds regulate outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) and cirrus cloud coverage is predicted to be sensitive to the ice fall speed which depends on ice crystal size.

The higher the cirrus, the greater their impact is on OLR. Thus by changing ice crystal size in the coldest cirrus, OLR and climate might be modified.

erties within cirrus cloud were performed. Scope of the present work is to assess and discuss the consistency between the particle volume backscatter coefficient observed by the backscattersonde and the same parameter retrieved by opti-cal scattering theory applied to particle size distributions as measured by the FSSPCited by: 7.

Temperature profile of characteristic ice particles sampled by the NCAR balloon-borne replicator in a cirrus cloud on 25 Novnear Coffeyville, KS, during the NASA FIRE-II experiment. sents a relationship for the cross-sectional area of ag-gregates composed of side plane particles (type S1) and aggregates of a variety of cirrus.

Inoue () used the AVHRR radiance difference between 11 and 12 μm to determine the IR emissivity of cirrus clouds by assuming an implicit mean particle size.

Liou et al. (b) used and 11 μm radiometers to infer the temperature and optical depth of tropical cirrus. This paper examines the effects of the relationship between cirrus cloud ice water content and cloud temperature on climate change. A simple mechanistic climate model is used to study the feedback between ice water content and temperature.

[6] Our case study is a cirrus cloud observed over Chilbolton on the 13th of May The temperature at cloud top (as forecast by the Met Office mesoscale model [Cullen, ]) was approximately −40°C, and the cloud base was close to −15°C; the average wind shear over the depth of the cloud was approximately 2 ms −1 km − by: The relationship between cloud properties and precipitation was studied using the following procedure.

Values of P were divided into bins, and cloud properties in the same geographical grid (°) were collected for each precipitation amount bin for the four months in Average and standard deviation of cloud parameters for each precipitation amount bin were by: 8.

According to the cirrus observational dataset by Lawson et al. (a), the combination of D top and T top is not always a good indicator of particle shape and size, suggesting that new ice. Cloud Data [6] Our case study is a cirrus cloud observed over Chil-bolton on the 13th of May The temperature at cloud top (as forecast by the Met Office mesoscale model [Cullen, ]) was approximately 40 C, and the cloud base was 15 C;theaveragewind shearoverthedepthofthe cloud was approximately 2 ms 1km 1.

Measurements of. This study presented airborne measurements of ice particle properties in three stratiform precipitating clouds over northern China. By using horizontal observations at selected altitudes, the distributions of ice water content (IWC), particle habits, and particle size spectrum parameters were investigated.

The cloud cases were characterized by high IWC values due Cited by: 3. Combined lidar and radar observations of the relationship between cloud-top temperature, in-cloud dynamics and rain rate Bühl J 1, Seifert P1, Wandinger U1, Ansmann A 1Tropos, Leipzig, Germany Aerosol-cloud-rain relationships are complex and poorly understood.

They are thus not represented in a. thick cirrus clouds. We investigated this relationship based on the cirrus particle size data retrieved from ISCCP CX data. We found that for thick clouds (tau > 10), similar to those found by aircraR measurements, most of the regions over the globe show positive relationships between cloud temperature and cirrus ice crystal sizes.

A Learjet research aircraft was used to collect microphysical data, including cloud particle imager (CPI) measurements of ice particle size and shape, in 22 midlatitude cirrus clouds.

The dataset was collected while the aircraft flew horizontal legs, totaling over 15 km in clouds. Cloud temperatures ranged from 28° to 61°C.the cirrus particle size and temperature.

d'Entrem-ont et al derived optical depths and altitudes of cirrus clouds over the FIRE-IFO region in the early morning of 28 October by using AVHRR Chs. 3, 4, and 5 BTD's and comparing these with calculated and observed values for clear areas. Stone et alsingle-modal size spectra of ice crystals were found near the cloud top and the bi-modal size spectra in the lower portion of the cloud.

The second maximum peak in the bi-modal size spectra drifts to larger crystal size at lower cloud layers. Bi-modal ice crystal size spectra in cirrus were also measured during FIRE II by using PMS 2DC.