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Comparative study of aircraft- and satellite-derived aerosol and cloud microphysical parameters during CAIPEEX-2009 over the indian region

Padmakumari, B and Maheskumar, RS and Harikishan, G and Kulkarni, JR and Goswami, BN (2013) Comparative study of aircraft- and satellite-derived aerosol and cloud microphysical parameters during CAIPEEX-2009 over the indian region. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34 (1). pp. 358-373.

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Abstract

This article presents the spatial and vertical distribution of aerosols and cloud microphysical parameters from the combined data sets of aircraft and satellites. The aircraft-based Cloud Aerosol Interactions and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment (CAIPEEX) was conducted in India during May to September 2009. During the experimental period, 3 days were identified on which space-borne lidar (CALIPSO) and radar (CloudSat) were nearby/over passed the observational regions, which covered north, south central, and southern parts of the Indian subcontinent. The results obtained from these three cases are explored. Similar features of aerosol layering and water/ice cloud signatures are observed by both aircraft and CALIPSO. In addition, events where dust aerosols acting as ice nuclei and polluted aerosols increase the depth of warm rain initiation are observed. The CloudSat profiles of liquid water content, droplet number concentration, and effective radii are underestimated when compared with the corresponding aircraft profiles. The aircraft measurements are able to bring out fine variability in vertical distribution, which would be more useful for regional parameterization schemes and model evaluation

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aircraft measurement; CALIPSO; Cloud microphysical parameters; CloudSat; Comparative studies; Data sets; Droplet number; Dust aerosols; Ice nuclei; Liquid water content; Model evaluation; Parameterization schemes; Precipitation enhancement; Space-borne lidar; Vertical distributions; Warm rain initiation, Aircraft; Clouds; Optical radar; Precipitation (meteorology), Aerosols, aerosol; aircraft; CALIPSO; cloud microphysics; CloudSat; comparative study; numerical model; parameterization; precipitation (climatology); satellite imagery; spatial distribution; vertical distribution
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2014 09:16
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 09:16
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/397

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