Articles | Volume 14, issue 22
Research article
28 Nov 2014
Research article |  | 28 Nov 2014

The thermodynamic structure of summer Arctic stratocumulus and the dynamic coupling to the surface

G. Sotiropoulou, J. Sedlar, M. Tjernström, M. D. Shupe, I. M. Brooks, and P. O. G. Persson


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AR by Georgia Sotiropoulou on behalf of the Authors (11 Jul 2014)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Aug 2014) by Erik Swietlicki
AR by Georgia Sotiropoulou on behalf of the Authors (24 Oct 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Oct 2014) by Erik Swietlicki
Short summary
During ASCOS, clouds are more frequently decoupled from the surface than coupled to it; when coupling occurs it is primary driven by the cloud. Decoupled clouds have a bimodal structure; they are either weakly or strongly decoupled from the surface; the enhancement of the decoupling is possibly due to sublimation of precipitation. Stable clouds (no cloud-driven mixing) are also observed; those are optically thin, often single-phase liquid, with no or negligible precipitation (e.g. fog).
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