Characterization of small ice crystals using frequency analysis of azimuthal scattering patterns
Kaye, Paul H.
Azimuthal scattering patterns obtained from ice crystals using the Small Ice Detector 2 are examined. They are converted to frequency spectra using Fast Fourier Transform. To classify the shape of the crystals, the spectra are compared to theoretical ones computed for a range of hexagonal crystal shapes, including hollow ones, of various aspect ratios.