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McFarlane, SA, Marchand, RT, Ackerman, TP (2005). Retrieval of cloud phase and crystal habit from Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer ( MISR) and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( MODIS) data. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 110(D14), D14201.

A method of retrieving cloud phase and the dominant ice crystal habit from radiances measured by the Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) has been developed. The retrieval method takes advantage of the differences in the phase function of various particle shapes as a function of scattering angle. Three case studies are presented which illustrate the retrieval method. A comparison with semi-coincident in situ observations for one case study indicates that the retrieved crystal habits are consistent with the observations.



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