Cloud Properties - Microphysical and Chemical Properties

Measurements of various microphysical and chemical cloud properties.

Specific Measurements:

Backscattered radiation: The scattering of radiant energy into the hemisphere of space bounded by a plane normal to the direction of the incident radiation and lying on the same side as the incident ray.

Cloud condensation nuclei: Small particles (typically 0.0002 mm, or 1/100 th the size of a cloud droplet) about which cloud droplets coalesce.


Radiometric terms for the IASOA data vocabulary are taken from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program’s measurement vocabulary. For the full reference, please visit: http://www.arm.gov/measurements.