Cloud Particle Effective Radius and Cloud Optical Thickness near South Africa
Mark Gray, NASA-GSFC Atmosphere Team
These two scenes indicate retrievals of cloud effective droplet size (top image) and optical thickness (bottom image) off South Africa. In the top image, the larger particle sizes (red) correspond to ice clouds, while the smaller sizes off Namibia correspond to liquid water stratocumulus. The color bar is scaled to micrometers for the top image and is dimensionless for the bottom image.
(MODIS Data Type: MODIS-PFM)