Results of the study of liquid water in thin clouds and mist with the multichannel microwave radiometric system “Microradkom” are presented in the paper. The system includes four microwave radiometers: multichannel with frequencies of 53–58 GHz (temperature profiling in troposphere); one-channel scanning with a frequency of 56.6 GHz (profiling of atmospheric boundary layer temperature); one-channel radiometer with a frequency of 22.235 GHz (reduced sensitivity of 0.04 K for measurements of the integral water vapor); one-channel radiometer with a frequency of 37.5 GHz (reduced sensitivity of 0.02 K for measurements of the integral liquid water), and automated meteorological station and video system for cloud observations. Measurements were conducted in Dolgoprudny, Moscow oblast, from February, 2012, to January, 2014.
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Kadygrov, E.N., Gorelik, A.G. & Tochilkina, T.A. Study of liquid water in clouds with the “Microradkom” radiometric system. Atmos Ocean Opt 27, 596–604 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856014060074
- cloud physics
- microwave remote sensing
- integral water vapor
- liquid water in clouds