Using Simulated Crystal Aggregates to Represent Snow and Melting Precipitation in the GPM Combined Radar-Radiometer Algorithm

William S Olson, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Baltimore, MD, United States, Kwo-Sen Kuo, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College PARK, MD, United States, Benjamin T Johnson, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Craig Pelissier, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, Lin Tian, GESTAR/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Mircea Grecu, Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Stephen J Munchak, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Andrew Heymsfield, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States