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Clouds in the Perturbed Climate SystemTheir Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation$
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Jost Heintzenberg and Robert J. Charlson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012874

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.001.0001

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Cloud Properties from In-situ and Remote-sensing Measurements

Cloud Properties from In-situ and Remote-sensing Measurements

Capability and Limitations

4 (p.73) Cloud Properties from In-situ and Remote-sensing Measurements
Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System

George A. Isaac

K. Sebastian Schmidt

The MIT Press

This chapter reviews the current in-situ and remote-sensing instrumentation, and discusses some problems and limitations such as instrument calibrations, expected accuracy, software analysis problems, and scale effects. It also discusses the vertical and geographical variations in aerosol and cloud microphysical properties.

Keywords:   in-situ instrumentation, remote sensing, instrument calibration, software analysis, scale effects, aerosol

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