Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4079–4101, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4079–4101, 2021

Research article 18 Mar 2021

Research article | 18 Mar 2021

Characterisation and surface radiative impact of Arctic low clouds from the IAOOS field experiment

Julia Maillard et al.

Data sets

N-ICE2015 surface broadband radiation data S. R. Hudson, L. Cohen, and V. P. Walden

IAOOS Lidar Observation data - level 0.5 F. Ravetta and N. Pascal

ERA5 hourly data on single levels from 1979 to present H. Hersbach, B. Bell, P. Berrisford, G. Biavati, A. Horányi, J. Muñoz Sabater, J. Nicolas, C. Peubey, R. Radu, I. Rozum, D. Schepers, A. Simmons, C. Soci, D. Dee, and J.-N. Thépaut

Short summary
Clouds remain a major source of uncertainty in understanding the Arctic climate, due in part to the lack of measurements over the sea ice. In this paper, we exploit a series of lidar profiles acquired from autonomous drifting buoys deployed in the Arctic Ocean and derive a statistic of low cloud frequency and macrophysical properties. We also show that clouds contribute to warm the surface in the shoulder seasons but not significantly from May to September.
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