Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4685–4702, 2019

Special issue: Layered phenomena in the mesopause region (ACP/AMT inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4685–4702, 2019

Research article 08 Apr 2019

Research article | 08 Apr 2019

A new description of probability density distributions of polar mesospheric clouds

Uwe Berger et al.


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ED: Publish as is (12 Nov 2018) by Martin Dameris
Short summary
In this paper we present a new description of statistical probability density functions (pdfs) of polar mesospheric clouds (PMC). We derive a new class of pdfs that describes successfully the probability statistic of ALOMAR lidar observations of different ice parameters. As a main advantage the new method allows us to connect different observational PMC distributions of lidar and satellite data, and also to compare with distributions from ice model studies.
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