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Difference in fractional occurrences of precipitation categories in terms of cloud properties


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Title: Difference in fractional occurrences of precipitation categories in terms of cloud properties
Authors: Kawamoto, Kazuaki / Suzuki, Kentaroh
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: American Institute of Physics Inc.
Citation: AIP Conference Proceedings, 1531, pp.424-427; 2013
Abstract: The relationship between the precipitation stage and water cloud properties was studied in the mid-latitudes using space-borne radar and radiometer data, with a focus on a comparison between continental (over China) and oceanic (over the northwest Pacific) clouds. More specifically, fractional occurrences of the precipitation categories were investigated in terms of two-dimensional representations of cloud parameters, such as combinations of optical depth - effective particle radius, and liquid water path - droplet number density. As a result, systematic changes in the transition regarding pairs of the cloud parameters were well captured for all precipitation categories. The transition pattern was similar for both land and oceanic clouds. Notably, the ranges of all values of cloud parameters (except cloud droplet number density) were considerably larger for oceanic clouds for the precipitating category.
Description: International Radiation Symposium: Radiation Processes in the Atmosphere and Ocean, IRS 2012; Berlin; Germany; 6 August 2012 ~ 10 August 2012
Keywords: Clouds / Drizzle / Microphysical properties / Precipitation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/32862
ISSN: 0094243X
DOI: 10.1063/1.4804797
Rights: © 2013 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in AIP Conference Proceedings, 1531, pp.424-427; 2013 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4804797
Type: Conference Paper
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