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Title: Polarimetric Scattering Database for Non-spherical Ice Particles at Microwave Wavelengths

A database containing polarimetric single-scattering properties of various types of ice particles at millimeter to centimeter wavelengths is presented. This database is complementary to earlier ones in that it contains complete (polarimetric) scattering property information for each ice particle - 44 plates, 30 columns, 405 branched planar crystals, 660 aggregates, and 640 conical graupel - and direction of incident radiation but is limited to four frequencies (W-, Ka-, Ku- and X-bands), does not include temperature dependencies of the single-scattering properties and does not include scattering properties averaged over randomly oriented ice particles. Rules for constructing the morphologies of ice particles from one database to the next often differ; consequently, analyses that incorporate all of the different databases will contain the most variability, while illuminating important differences between them.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1258029
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Dataset
Data Type:
Numeric Data
Research Org:
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (US);
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Contributing Orgs:
PNL, BNL,ANL,ORNL
Country of Publication:
United States
Availability:
ORNL
Language:
English
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences polarimetric scattering database