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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2165–2178, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2165-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2165–2178, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2165-2021
Research article
15 Feb 2021
Research article | 15 Feb 2021

Quasi-coincident observations of polar stratospheric clouds by ground-based lidar and CALIOP at Concordia (Dome C, Antarctica) from 2014 to 2018

Marcel Snels et al.

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A total of 5 years of polar stratospheric cloud (PSC) observations by ground-based lidar at Concordia station (Antarctica) are presented. These data have been recorded in coincidence with the overpasses of the CALIOP lidar on the CALIPSO satellite. First we demonstrate that both lidars observe essentially the same thing, in terms of detection and composition of the PSCs. Then we use both datasets to study seasonal and interannual variations in the formation temperature of NAT mixtures.
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