Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Research article
14 Jan 2020
Research article |  | 14 Jan 2020

Simulation of mixed-phase clouds with the ICON large-eddy model in the complex Arctic environment around Ny-Ålesund

Vera Schemann and Kerstin Ebell

Data sets

Integrated water vapor of HATPRO microwave radiometer at AWIPEV, Ny-Ålesund T. Nomokonova, C. Ritter, and K. Ebell

Cloud variables from ICON-LEM around Ny-Aalesund V. Schemann

Short summary
In this study, we apply a high-resolution model at the observation supersite Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard) to evaluate mixed-phase clouds. These clouds are a potential driver for the stronger warming in the Arctic compared to the global mean, but their representation in climate models is typically rather poor due to complex microphysical processes. The presented combination of high-resolution modeling and long-term state-of-the-art observations can lead to improved process understanding.
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