Optical Properties of Ice Clouds: New Modeling Capabilities and Relevant Applications Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2014 SPIE. A combination of the invariant imbedding T-matrix (II-TM) method, the improved geometric-optics method (IGOM), and the pseudo-spectral time domain (PSTD) method provides advanced modeling capabilities to simulate the single-scattering properties of ice crystals for the entire size parameter range. The downstream applications of the single-scattering properties simulated from the new modeling capabilities, and, consequently, the bulk radiative properties render significant improvements, particularly, in remote sensing implementations involving ice clouds. Furthermore, the single-scattering properties of individual ice crystals are simulated. In addition, a sensitivity study is performed regarding the application of the single-scattering properties to remote sensing of ice cloud properties based on spaceborne observations.

name of conference

  • Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V

published proceedings

  • Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V

author list (cited authors)

  • Bi, L., Yang, P., Liu, C., Yi, B., & Hioki, S.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Bi, Lei||Yang, Ping||Liu, Chao||Yi, Bingqi||Hioki, Souichiro

editor list (cited editors)

  • Im, E., Yang, S., & Zhang, P.

publication date

  • November 2014