Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3459–3481, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3459-2020

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3459–3481, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3459-2020

Research article 24 Mar 2020

Research article | 24 Mar 2020

Low-level mixed-phase clouds in a complex Arctic environment

Rosa Gierens et al.

Data sets

Homogenized radiosonde record at station Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen, 1993–2014 M. Maturilli and M. Kayser https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.845373

Homogenized radiosonde record at station Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen, 2015–2016 M. Maturilli and M. Kayser https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.875196

Cloud microphysical properties re- trieved from ground-based remote sensing at Ny-Ålesund (10 June 2016–8 October 2018), University of Cologne T. Nomokonova and K. Ebell https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.898556

HATPRO microwave radiometer measurements at AWIPEV, Ny-Ålesund (2016–2018) T. Nomokonova, C. Ritter, and K. Ebell https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.902183

Kartdata Svalbard 1:100 000 (S100 Kartdata)/Map Data Norwegian Polar Institute https://doi.org/10.21334/npolar.2014.645336c7

Model code and software

Moods Median Test C. Keine https://www.github.com/ChristianKeine/Moods-Mediantes

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Short summary
Multiyear statistics of persistent low-level mixed-phase clouds observed at an Arctic fjord environment in Svalbard are presented. The effects the local boundary layer (i.e. the fjords' wind climate and surface coupling), regional wind direction, and seasonality have on the cloud occurrence and properties are evaluated using a synergy of ground-based remote sensing methods and auxiliary data. The phenomena considered were found to modify the amount of liquid and ice in the studied clouds.
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