
Level 2a Cloudnet product:Ice cloud parameters (radar/lidar method)Data Home  Overview of Cloudnet products  Product list  Quicklooks  Conditions of useSummary
Dataset contentsSample NetCDF file: 20031001_chilbolton_iceradarlidarmethod.nc The following is a description of the variables in this product, produced automatically from the metadata in the sample file (using the nc2html unix utility): Dataset title: Ice cloud properties derived using combined radar and lidar
References:Donovan and Van Lammeren 2000, Donovan 2003 Software version:Lidrad 1.04 Dimensions and coordinate variablestimeTime UTC
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Height above mean sea level
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint vector Variablesrpeff(time, height)Effective radius prime This variable is the lidarradar effective radius which \n is an invariant function of the ratio between the optical \n extinction and the radar reflectivity. Units:μmType:singleprecision floatingpoint array Variable containing the random error in rpeff:rpeff_error Random error in rpeff, one standard deviation This variable is an estimate of the onestandarddeviation random error in \n effective radius prime calculated by propagating the errors in the \n lidar and radar signal Units:umType:singleprecision floatingpoint array Effective radius
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Variable containing the random error in reff:reff_error Random error in effective radius, one standard deviation This variable is an estimate of the onestandarddeviation random error in \n effective radius taken from rpeff_error Units:umType:singleprecision floatingpoint array Extinction
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Variable containing the random error in alpha:alpha_error std deviation Extinction
Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Ice water content This variable is the ice water content which \n is calculated from IWCprime addopting an ice habit and particles size distribution Units:g m^{3}Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Variable containing the random error in iwc:iwc_error Random error in Ice water content, one standard deviation This variable is an estimate of the onestandarddeviation random error in \n effective ice water content calculated using the error in ice water content prime Units:g m3Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Ice water content prime This variable is the lidarradar effective ice water content which \n is an invariant function of the ratio between the optical \n extinction and the radar reflectivity. Units:g m^{3}Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array Variable containing the random error in iwcp:iwcp_error Random error in Ice water content prime, one standard deviation This variable is an estimate of the onestandarddeviation random error in \n effective ice water content prime calculated by propagating the errors in the \n lidar and radar signal Units:g m3Type:singleprecision floatingpoint array ice determination; ice=1 > ice; ice=0 > water or nothing
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