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Future Products: Cloud Ice Water Path

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Example of the Cloud Ice Water Path (g m-2) product as generated by the ABI cloud optical and microphysical properties algorithm using Meteosat-8/SEVIRI data on 01 August 2006 at 1300 UTC.
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The Cloud Ice Water Path product will be computed by using the ABI’s (0.64 µm) visible and infrared (2.25 µm) bands, together with the cloud phase, height, and particle size products, and making assumptions about the vertical distribution of cloud droplets. The cloud ice water path product will serve as a useful input to Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and climate models as well as for verification of cloud parameterization schemes used or cloud output produced by these models.