Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13989–14007, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13989-2019

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13989–14007, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13989-2019

Research article 21 Nov 2019

Research article | 21 Nov 2019

Aerosol–cloud closure study on cloud optical properties using remotely piloted aircraft measurements during a BACCHUS field campaign in Cyprus

Radiance Calmer et al.

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) bring new opportunities to study clouds and better represent these in models. This analysis presents a comparison between direct observations in clouds from a UAV flight and results of a one-dimension model. The experiment is part of the European BACCHUS project, and took place in Cyprus, considered as a polluted environment. The study shows the importance of taking into account mixing air at cloud top to better match the model results with the UAV observations.
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