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Depolarisation by solid hydrometeors

Depolarisation by solid hydrometeors

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Scattering by snow and ice crystals are possible causes of depolarisation along satellite paths. It is believed that ice crystals aligned by atmospheric electrostatic fields are a prime but not exclusive cause of such depolarisation.

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