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The data set contains four primary microphysics, including liquid water content, ice water content, liquid effective radius, and ice effective radius. Bit QC and data quality QC are also calculated.

Quantification of uncertainties (incorporating the work of Zhao et al. 2013) are included for all four microphysics.


Cloud radiative effects are defined by their microphysical properties.

Long-term estimate of cloud microphysical properties combined with field and model studies provide an opportunity to improve process understanding.



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Data Details

Developed By Meng Wang | Michael Jensen
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Resource(s) Data Directory
Data format netcdf
Site SGP
Content time range 18 January 2011 - 30 June 2020
Attribute accuracy No formal attribute accuracy tests were conducted.
Positional accuracy No formal positional accuracy tests were conducted.
Data Consistency and Completeness Data set is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract. Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details.
Access Restriction No access constraints are associated with this data.
Use Restriction No use constraints are associated with this data.
File naming convention Ka band microbase similar product, add uncertainties as a plus
Citations Improved MICROBASE Product with Uncertainties 10.5439/1438196

Dunn, M., K. L. Johnson, and M. P. Jensen, 2011: U.S. DOE, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research. DOE/SC-ARM/TR-095.

Zhao, C. et al., 2013: J. Geophys Res. Atmos., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JD021112.


Van Weverberg K, C Morcrette, I Boutle, K Furtado, and P Field. 2021. "A Bimodal Diagnostic Cloud Fraction Parameterization. Part I: Motivating Analysis and Scheme Description." Monthly Weather Review, 149(3), 10.1175/MWR-D-20-0224.1.
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Van Weverberg K, C Morcrette, and I Boutle. 2021. "A Bimodal Diagnostic Cloud Fraction Parameterization. Part II: Evaluation and Resolution Sensitivity." Monthly Weather Review, 149(3), 10.1175/MWR-D-20-0230.1.
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