Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4715–4735, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4715-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4715–4735, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4715-2018

Research article 09 Apr 2018

Research article | 09 Apr 2018

Precipitation regimes over central Greenland inferred from 5 years of ICECAPS observations

Claire Pettersen et al.

Data sets

Microwave radiometer snow categorization tool for Summit, Greenland, 2010–2015 C. Pettersen and A. Merrelli https://doi.org/10.18739/A2R28Q

Microwave Radiometer measurements of sky brightness temperature taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2010 D. Turner and R. Bennartz https://doi.org/10.18739/A2R79T

Microwave Radiometer measurements of sky brightness temperature taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2011 D. Turner and R. Bennartz https://doi.org/10.18739/A27795

Microwave Radiometer measurements of sky brightness temperature taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2012 D. Turner and R. Bennartz https://doi.org/10.18739/A2ZR3K

Microwave Radiometer measurements of sky brightness temperature taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2013 D. Turner and R. Bennartz https://doi.org/10.18739/A22J6K

Microwave Radiometer measurements of sky brightness temperature taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2014 D. Turner and R. Bennartz https://doi.org/10.18739/A2HJ57

Microwave Radiometer measurements of sky brightness temperature taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2015 D. Turner and R. Bennartz https://doi.org/10.18739/A24B8W

Millimeter Cloud Radar measurements taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2010 M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2G74F

Millimeter Cloud Radar measurements taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2011 M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2M17R

Millimeter Cloud Radar measurements taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2012 M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2BJ3X

Millimeter Cloud Radar measurements taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2013 M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2318G

Millimeter Cloud Radar measurements taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2014 M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2121J

Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System measurements taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2011 M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2H20H

Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System measurements taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2012 M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2CB7P

Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System measurements taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2013 M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A27J64

Occurrence Sensor System measurements taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2015 M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2VB8D

Radiosonde temperature and humidity profiles taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2010 V. P. Walden and M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2F490

Radiosonde temperature and humidity profiles taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2011 V. P. Walden and M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A25N4S

Radiosonde temperature and humidity profiles taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2012 V. P. Walden and M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2X508

Radiosonde temperature and humidity profiles taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2013 V. P. Walden and M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2NN44

Radiosonde temperature and humidity profiles taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2014 V. P. Walden and M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2WZ18

Radiosonde temperature and humidity profiles taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2015 V. P. Walden and M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2GZ1J

Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System measurements taken at Summit Station, Greenland, 2014 M. Shupe https://doi.org/10.18739/A2020V

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Short summary
A novel method for classifying Arctic precipitation using ground based remote sensors is presented. The classification reveals two distinct, primary regimes of precipitation over the central Greenland Ice Sheet: snowfall coupled to deep, fully glaciated ice clouds or to shallow, mixed-phase clouds. The ice clouds are associated with low-pressure storm systems from the southeast, while the mixed-phase clouds slowly propagate from the southwest along a quiescent flow.
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