Diagnostic_retrieval_type

AIMS variable long name: 
Diagnostic_retrieval_type
AIMS variable type: 
INT(1)
AIMS variable dimensions: 
nray
AIMS variable factor: 
1
AIMS variable offset: 
0
AIMS variable category: 
AIMS Data Product tag: 
AIMS variable description: 

This flag describes the route followed in the retrieval process as determined by the assumed precipitation phase. It is recommended that users use rain_flag to determine surface precipitation type.
0 - no precip detected
1 - rain only
2 - snow only
3 - rain and ice are present; significant stratiform precipitating
ice
4 - rain and ice are present; however precipitating ice content is
small and neglected in the retrieval process
5 - rain and ice are present; significant convective precipitating
ice
6 - the pixel is over land, sea ice, or an unknown surface, and the
phase is specified exclusively in precip_flag
9 - uncertain, see Status_flag