Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Research article
05 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 05 Mar 2015

Variability of mixed-phase clouds in the Arctic with a focus on the Svalbard region: a study based on spaceborne active remote sensing

G. Mioche, O. Jourdan, M. Ceccaldi, and J. Delanoë


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AR by Guillaume Mioche on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jan 2015) by Martina Krämer
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Feb 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (05 Feb 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Feb 2015) by Martina Krämer
Short summary
The study presents a characterization of the vertical, spatial and seasonal variability of Arctic clouds and mixed-phase clouds (MPCs) over the entire Arctic region. MPC properties in the region of the Svalbard archipelago (78°N, 15°E) are also investigated. The occurrence frequency of clouds and MPCs are determined from CALIPSO/CLOUDSAT measurements processed with the DARDAR retrieval algorithm which allows for a reliable cloud thermodynamic phase classification.
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