Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4743–4756, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4743–4756, 2016

Research article 15 Apr 2016

Research article | 15 Apr 2016

Microwave signatures of ice hydrometeors from ground-based observations above Summit, Greenland

Claire Pettersen et al.

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Short summary
We examined four summers of data from a ground-based atmospheric science instrument suite at Summit Station, Greenland, to isolate the signature of the ice precipitation. By using a combination of instruments with different specialities, we identified a passive microwave signature of the ice precipitation. This ice signature compares well to models using synthetic data characteristic of the site.
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