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[ACG46-17] The retrieval of ice-cloud properties from Himawari-8/AHI
Keywords:Ice cloud, Remote sensing, Ice particle scattering property
Cloud products from remote sensing instrument is applicable in climate change study, numerical weather prediction, meteorological disaster, as well as atmospheric study. In this study, ice cloud optical and microphysical properties are simulated from RSTAR radiative transfer code by using various ice particle scattering models. Scattering property of the Voronoi ice particle scattering model is investigated for developing the AHI ice cloud products. Furthermore, optical and microphysical properties of the ice clouds are retrieved from Himawari-8/AHI satellite measurements. Finally, retrieval results from Himawari-8/AHI are compared to MODIS-C6 cloud property products for validation of the AHI cloud products.