Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 505–516, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-505-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 505–516, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-505-2021
Research article
15 Jan 2021
Research article | 15 Jan 2021

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

Matthias Tesche et al.

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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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