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https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2847-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2847-2016
Research article
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21 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 21 Nov 2016

Relating optical and microwave grain metrics of snow: the relevance of grain shape

Quirine Krol and Henning Löwe

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Optical and microwave modelling of snow involve different metrics of "grain size" and existing, empirical relations between them are subject to considerable scatter. We introduce two objectively defined metrics of grain shape, derived from micro-computed tomography images, that lead to improved statistical models between the different grain metrics. Our results allow to assess the relevance of grain shape in both fields on common grounds.