What is it about?

We develop a new microphysics-based snow optical database and tests it using collocated global spaceborne cloud radar and microwave imager measurements.

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Why is it important?

The newly developed database meets the recent requirements of snow remote sensing and all-sky data assimilation communities.


If a consistent snow optical parameterization scheme is eventually adopted in weather prediction models and spaceborne radar snow retrievals, it would make evaluations of weather prediction models with satellite snow retrievals more meaningful.

Tong Ren
Texas A&M University System

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This page is a summary of: A Microphysics-Scheme-Consistent Snow Optical Parameterization for the Community Radiative Transfer Model, Monthly Weather Review, February 2023, American Meteorological Society,
DOI: 10.1175/mwr-d-22-0145.1.
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