Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Research article
15 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 15 Jan 2021

On the best locations for ground-based polar stratospheric cloud (PSC) observations

Matthias Tesche, Peggy Achtert, and Michael C. Pitts

Data sets

Date were obtained from the ICARE Data and Services Center CALIPSO Cloud Profile data

Short summary
We combine spaceborne lidar observations of clouds in the troposphere and stratosphere to assess the outcome of ground-based polar stratospheric cloud (PSC) observations that are often performed at the mercy of tropospheric clouds. We find that the outcome of ground-based lidar measurements of PSCs depends on the location of the measurement. We also provide recommendations regarding the most suitable sites in the Arctic and Antarctic.
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