Articles | Volume 21, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11563–11580, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11563-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11563–11580, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11563-2021

Research article 03 Aug 2021

Research article | 03 Aug 2021

Evaluation of simulated cloud liquid water in low clouds over the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic System Reanalysis using ARISE airborne in situ observations

J. Brant Dodson et al.

Data sets

Arctic Radiation - IceBridge Sea & Ice Experiment NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC https://doi.org/10.5067/SUBORBITAL/ARISE/DATA001

ARISE 2014 C-130 In-Situ Cloud Data NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC https://doi.org/10.5067/AIRCRAFT/ARISE_Cloud_AircraftInSitu_C130_Data_1

ARISE 2014 C-130 In-Situ Meteorological and Navigational Data NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC https://doi.org/10.5067/AIRCRAFT/ARISE_MetNav_AircraftInSitu_C130_Data_1

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Aircraft in situ observations of low-level Beaufort Sea cloud properties and thermodynamics from the ARISE campaign are compared with the Arctic System Reanalysis (ASR) to better understand deficiencies in simulated clouds. ASR produces too little cloud water, which coincides with being too warm and dry. In addition, ASR struggles to produce cloud water even in favorable thermodynamic conditions. A random sampling experiment also shows the effects of the limited aircraft sampling on the results.
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