Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Research article
14 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 14 Jun 2021

A long-term study of cloud residuals from low-level Arctic clouds

Linn Karlsson, Radovan Krejci, Makoto Koike, Kerstin Ebell, and Paul Zieger

Data sets

Arctic cloud and aerosol measurements from Zeppelin Observatory, Svalbard, November 2015 to February 2018, Version 1.0 L. Karlsson, R. Krejci, M. Koike, K. Ebell, and P. Zieger

Statistics on clouds and their relation to thermodynamic conditions at Ny-Ålesund using groundbased sensor synergy ( Tatiana Nomokonova, Kerstin Ebell, Ulrich Löhnert, Marion Maturilli, Christoph Ritter, and Ewan O'Connor

Short summary
Aerosol–cloud interactions in the Arctic are poorly understood largely due to a lack of observational data. We present the first direct, long-term measurements of cloud residuals, i.e. the particles that remain when cloud droplets and ice crystals are dried. These detailed observations of cloud residuals cover more than 2 years, which is unique for the Arctic and globally. This work studies the size distributions of cloud residuals, their seasonality, and dependence on meteorology.
Final-revised paper