Articles | Volume 16, issue 19
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12383-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12383-2016
Research article
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30 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 30 Sep 2016

Controlled meteorological (CMET) free balloon profiling of the Arctic atmospheric boundary layer around Spitsbergen compared to ERA-Interim and Arctic System Reanalyses

Tjarda J. Roberts, Marina Dütsch, Lars R. Hole, and Paul B. Voss

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We present Controlled Meteorological (CMET) balloon flights in the Arctic. CMETs are a novel balloon that can be controlled (by satellite link) to change altitude during the flight and remain in the troposphere up to several days. We performed automated repeated soundings in the Arctic boundary layer during the flight and compared the observations (temperature, humidity, wind) to output from two atmospheric models. CMETs are a valuable tool for probing the lower atmosphere in remote regions.
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