Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1835–1859, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1835-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1835–1859, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1835-2021

Research article 10 Feb 2021

Research article | 10 Feb 2021

Effects of thermodynamics, dynamics and aerosols on cirrus clouds based on in situ observations and NCAR CAM6

Ryan Patnaude et al.

Data sets

Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Hygrometer (VCSEL). Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D6Z31X06

Earth Observing Laboratory. 2018 a. Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data (NetCDF). Version 3.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D6BC3WKB

Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data. Version 1.2. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D6TX3CK0

Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data. Version 1.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D65T3HWR

Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data. Version 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D6NZ85Z4

Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data. Version 5.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D6JW8C64

Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data. Version 5.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D6QF8R6R

Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data. Version 3.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D6V40SK6

Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data. Version 3.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D6CZ35HX

Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data. Version 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D61R6NV5

Low Rate (LRT - 1 sps) Navigation, State Parameter, and Microphysics Flight-Level Data. Version 3.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D6668BHR

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A comprehensive, in situ observation dataset of cirrus clouds was developed based on seven field campaigns, ranging from 87° N–75° S. The observations were compared with a global climate model. Several key factors for cirrus cloud formation were examined, including thermodynamics, dynamics, aerosol indirect effects and geographical locations. Model biases include lower ice mass concentrations, smaller ice crystals and weaker aerosol indirect effects.
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