Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Research article
16 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 16 Apr 2019

Classification of Arctic multilayer clouds using radiosonde and radar data in Svalbard

Maiken Vassel, Luisa Ickes, Marion Maturilli, and Corinna Hoose


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AR by Maiken Vassel on behalf of the Authors (10 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2019) by Martina Krämer
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Feb 2019) by Martina Krämer
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (25 Feb 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (07 Mar 2019) by Martina Krämer
Short summary
Multilayer clouds are coexisting clouds at different heights. We evaluate measurements and find that Arctic multilayer clouds occur in 29 % of the investigated days at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. Multilayer clouds can interact by ice crystals falling from the upper cloud into the lower cloud. This is possible in 23 % of the investigated days, and in 9 % it is not possible. Weather models are still error-prone in the Arctic and we suggest that multilayer clouds should be included more in future work.
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