Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17191–17206, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17191-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17191–17206, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17191-2018

Research article 05 Dec 2018

Research article | 05 Dec 2018

In situ measurements of cloud microphysical and aerosol properties during the break-up of stratocumulus cloud layers in cold air outbreaks over the North Atlantic

Gary Lloyd et al.

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ED: Publish as is (21 Oct 2018) by Radovan Krejci
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The work deals with cold weather outbreaks at high latitudes that often bring severe weather such as heavy snow, lightning and high winds but are poorly forecast by weather models. Here we made measurements of these events and the clouds associated with them using a research aircraft. We found that the properties of these clouds were often very different to what the models predicted, and these results can potentially be used to bring significant improvement to the forecasting of these events.
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