Envisat - taking the measure of North Atlantic storms

Quartly, Graham D.; Poulsen, Caroline A.; Guymer, Trevor H.. 2007 Envisat - taking the measure of North Atlantic storms. In: Envisat Symposium 2007, Montreux, Switzerland, 23-27 Apr 2007. Noordwijk, European Space Agency.

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Envisat carries a number of sensors able to provide quantitative information on raining clouds: AATSR delivers information on cloud microphysics (particle size, temperature etc.), MWR-2 gives columnar totals for liquid and vapour forms of water, and RA-2 yields rain rate and wind speed. This paper examines the complementarity of these sensors, with a focussed study on significant rain events in the N. Atlantic, covering both coherent large storms and fronts with smaller scale structure. The difference in liquid water estimates from the infra-red and passive systems appears to be related to the temperature and sizes of drops being detected.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: ESA SP-636
Additional Keywords: Envisat rain storms synergy satellite instruments
Date made live: 04 Jul 2007 +0 (UTC)

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