Articles | Volume 20, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12569–12608, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12569-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12569–12608, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12569-2020

Research article 02 Nov 2020

Research article | 02 Nov 2020

A microphysics guide to cirrus – Part 2: Climatologies of clouds and humidity from observations

Martina Krämer et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Aug 2020) by Heini Wernli
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Short summary
To improve the representations of cirrus clouds in climate predictions, extended knowledge of their properties and geographical distribution is required. This study presents extensive airborne in situ and satellite remote sensing climatologies of cirrus and humidity, which serve as a guide to cirrus clouds. Further, exemplary radiative characteristics of cirrus types and also in situ observations of tropical tropopause layer cirrus and humidity in the Asian monsoon anticyclone are shown.
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