Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17325–17354, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17325-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17325–17354, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17325-2018

Research article 06 Dec 2018

Research article | 06 Dec 2018

CALIPSO (IIR–CALIOP) retrievals of cirrus cloud ice-particle concentrations

David L. Mitchell et al.

Data sets

V3.01 CALIPSO IIR level 2 track product M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewitch, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Trémas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/IIR/CALIPSO/L2_Track-Beta-V3-01

V3.30 CALIPSO IIR level 2 track product M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewitch, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Trémas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/IIR/CALIPSO/L2_Track-Beta-V3-30

V2.00 CALIPSO IIR level 1 product M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewitch, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Trémas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/IIR/CALIPSO/Standard_L1B-V2-00

V3.01 CALIPSO CALIOP 1/3 km cloud layer product M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewitch, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Trémas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-01_L2-003.01

the V3.30 CALIPSO CALIOP 1/3 km cloud layer product M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewitch, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Trémas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_333mCLay-ValStage1-V3-30_L2-003.30

the V3.01 CALIPSO CALIOP 5 km cloud layer product M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewitch, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Trémas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-01_L2-003.01

the V3.30 CALIPSO CALIOP 5 km cloud layer product M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewitch, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Trémas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_05kmCLay-Prov-V3-30_L2-003.30

the V3.01 CALIPSO CALIOP 5 km cloud profile product M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewitch, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Trémas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-01_L2-003.01

the V3.30 CALIPSO CALIOP 5 km cloud profile product M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewitch, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Trémas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L2_05kmCPro-Prov-V3-30_L2-003.30

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To realistically model a changing climate, global measurements of cirrus cloud ice-particle number concentration (N) and size (De) are needed, through which one may infer the general mechanism of ice formation. A satellite remote sensing method was developed to measure N and De. It was found that N was highest and De lowest at high latitudes. In the Arctic, cirrus clouds occurred much more often during winter, which may have an impact on mid-latitude winter weather.
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