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.

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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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