The temperature dependencies of cirrus properties are studied using a dual polarization lidar and Mesosphere Stratosphere Troposphere (MST) radar at the tropical station Gadanki (13.5°N, 79.2°E). Cirrus clouds are generally observed in the altitude region 10 to 18 km, with midcloud temperature in the range À85°to À40°C. The cloud temperature decreases with increase in cloud altitude as expected. The mean cloud thickness is generally in the range 0.7 to 1.7 km. For temperatures in the range À75°to À50°C th…
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