Articles | Volume 15, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13833–13848, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-13833-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13833–13848, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-13833-2015
Research article
16 Dec 2015
Research article | 16 Dec 2015

Long-term trend analysis and climatology of tropical cirrus clouds using 16 years of lidar data set over Southern India

A. K. Pandit et al.

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We present the longest (1998 to 2013) cirrus cloud climatology over a tropical station using a ground-based lidar. A statistically significant increase is found in the altitude of sub-visible cirrus clouds. Also a systematic shift from thin to sub-visible cirrus cloud type is observed. Ground-based lidar is found to detect more number of sub-visible cirrus clouds than space-based lidar. These findings have implications to global warming and stratosphere-troposphere water vapour exchange studies.
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