Cloud droplet size distributions in low-level stratiform clouds

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A database of stratus cloud droplet (dia<50 μm) size distribution parameter was developed. From the datasets, several parameters are presented, including the total number concentration, effective diameter, mean diameter, standard deviation of the droplet diameter, and liquid water content, as well as the parameters of modified gamma and lognormal distributions. The appropriateness of common assumptions used in remote sensing of cloud droplet size distribution is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-311
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 15 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


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