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Chapter 10. Remote Sensing


Buhl, J and Alexander, S and Crewell, S and Heymsfield, A and Kalesse, H and Khain, A and Maahn, M and Van Tricht, K and Wendisch, M, Chapter 10. Remote Sensing, American Meteorological Society. Meteorological Monographs, 58 pp. 10.1-10.21. ISSN 0065-9401 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-16-0015.1


State-of-the-art remote sensing techniques applicable to the investigation of ice formation and evolution are described. Ground-based and spaceborne measurements with lidar, radar, and radiometric techniques are discussed together with a global view on past and ongoing remote sensing measurement campaigns concerned with the study of ice formation and evolution. This chapter has the intention of a literature study and should illustrate the major efforts that are currently taken in the field of remote sensing of atmospheric ice. Since other chapters of this monograph mainly focus on aircraft in situ measurements, special emphasis is put on active remote sensing instruments and synergies between aircraft in situ measurements and passive remote sensing methods. The chapter concentrates on homogeneous and heterogeneous ice formation in the troposphere because this is a major topic of this monograph. Furthermore, methods that deliver direct, process-level information about ice formation are elaborated with a special emphasis on active remote sensing methods. Passive remote sensing methods are also dealt with but only in the context of synergy with aircraft in situ measurements.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cirrus clouds, remote sensing, lidar, radar, satellites
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Atmospheric Sciences
Research Field:Cloud Physics
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Atmosphere and Weather
Objective Field:Atmosphere and Weather not elsewhere classified
Author:Alexander, S (Dr Simon Alexander)
ID Code:122496
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-11-16
Last Modified:2017-11-16

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