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Volume 9, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 9, 2101–2117, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2101-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 9, 2101–2117, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2101-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 16 Nov 2015

Research article | 16 Nov 2015

Microwave scattering coefficient of snow in MEMLS and DMRT-ML revisited: the relevance of sticky hard spheres and tomography-based estimates of stickiness

H. Löwe and G. Picard

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The paper establishes a theoretical link between two widely used microwave models for snow. The scattering formulations from both models are unified by reformulating their microstructure models in a common framework. The results show that the scattering formulations can be considered equivalent, if exactly the same microstructure model is used. The paper also provides a method to measure a hitherto unknown input parameter for the microwave models from tomography images of snow.
The paper establishes a theoretical link between two widely used microwave models for snow. The...
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