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Geogdzhayev and van Diedenhoven 2016

Geogdzhayev, I.V., and B. van Diedenhoven, 2016: The effect of roughness model on scattering properties of ice crystals. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 178, 134-141, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.03.001.

We compare stochastic models of microscale surface roughness assuming uniform and Weibull distributions of crystal facet tilt angles to calculate scattering by roughened hexagonal ice crystals using the geometric optics (GO) approximation. Both distributions are determined by similar roughness parameters , while the Weibull model depends on the additional shape parameter. Calculations were performed for two visible wavelengths (864 nm and 410 nm) for roughness values between 0.2 and 0.7 and Weibull shape parameters between 0. and 1.0 for crystals with aspect ratios of 0.21, 1 and 4.8. For this range of parameters we find that, for a given roughness level, varying the Weibull shape parameter can change the asymmetry parameter by up to about 0.05. The largest effect of the shape parameter variation on the phase function is found in the backscattering region, while the degree of linear polarization is most affected at the side-scattering angles. For high roughness, scattering properties calculated using the uniform and Weibull models are in relatively close agreement for a given roughness parameter, especially when a Weibull shape parameter of 0.75 is used. For smaller roughness values, a shape parameter close to unity provides a better agreement. Notable differences are observed in the phase function over the scattering angle range from 5° to 20°, where the uniform roughness model produces a plateau while the Weibull model does not.

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  author={Geogdzhayev, I. V. and van Diedenhoven, B.},
  title={The effect of roughness model on scattering properties of ice crystals},
  journal={J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ge00200u
AU  - Geogdzhayev, I. V.
AU  - van Diedenhoven, B.
PY  - 2016
TI  - The effect of roughness model on scattering properties of ice crystals
JA  - J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer
VL  - 178
SP  - 134
EP  - 141
DO  - 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.03.001
ER  -

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