Assumptions used in satellite measurements that ice crystals in cirrus clouds are similar can lead to errors of up to 40% in estimates of the clouds' optical thickness and an error of -40% in estimating the effective radius of the cloud droplets.
Researcher Tero Mielonen, email@example.com
Zhou, Y., Sun, X., Mielonen, T., Li, H., Zhang, R., Li, Y., & Zhang, C. (2018). Cirrus cloud optical thickness and effective diameter retrieved by MODIS: Impacts of single habit assumption, 3-D radiative effects, and cloud inhomogeneity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027232
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