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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5487–5511, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5487-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: Arctic mixed-phase clouds as studied during the ACLOUD/PASCAL...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5487–5511, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5487-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 May 2020

Research article | 12 May 2020

Small-scale structure of thermodynamic phase in Arctic mixed-phase clouds observed by airborne remote sensing during a cold air outbreak and a warm air advection event

Elena Ruiz-Donoso et al.

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Spectral solar cloud top radiance measured by airborne spectral imaging during the ACLOUD campaign in 2017 E. Ruiz-Donoso, A. Ehrlich, M. Schäfer, E. Jäkel, and M. Wendisch https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.902150

Aircraft measurements of spectral solar up- and downward irradiances in the Arctic during the ACLOUD campaign 2017 E. Jäkel, A. Ehrlich, M. Schäfer, and M. Wendisch https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899177

Airborne radar reflectivity and brightness temperature measurements with POLAR 5 during ACLOUD in May and June 2017 L.-L. Kliesch and M. Mech https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899565

Cloud top altitudes observed with airborne lidar during the ACLOUD campaign R. Neuber, L. V. Schmidt, C. Ritter, and M. Mech https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899962

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Mixed-phase clouds, formed of water droplets and ice crystals, appear frequently in Arctic regions. Characterizing the distribution of liquid water and ice inside the cloud appropriately is important because it influences the cloud's impact on the surface temperature. In this study, we combined images of the cloud top with measurements inside the cloud to analyze in detail the 3D spatial distribution of liquid and ice in two mixed-phase clouds occurring under different meteorological scenarios.
Mixed-phase clouds, formed of water droplets and ice crystals, appear frequently in Arctic...
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