Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5111–5126, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5111-2019

Special issue: Arctic mixed-phase clouds as studied during the ACLOUD/PASCAL...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5111–5126, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5111-2019

Research article 16 Apr 2019

Research article | 16 Apr 2019

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

Maiken Vassel et al.

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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
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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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