Articles | Volume 22, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9537–9551, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9537-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9537–9551, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9537-2022
Research article
25 Jul 2022
Research article | 25 Jul 2022

Observations of cold-cloud properties in the Norwegian Arctic using ground-based and spaceborne lidar

Britta Schäfer et al.

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ERA5 hourly data on pressure 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 D., Simmons, A., Soci, C., Dee, D., and Thépaut, J.-N.: https://doi.org/10.24381/cds.bd0915c6

MET Norway Thredds Service, Radiosonde archive Norwegian Meteorological Institute https://thredds.met.no/thredds/catalog/remotesensingradiosonde/catalog.html

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Cloud properties are important for the surface radiation budget. This study presents cold-cloud observations based on lidar measurements from the Norwegian Arctic between 2011 and 2017. Using statistical assessments and case studies, we give an overview of the macro- and microphysical properties of these clouds and demonstrate the capabilities of long-term cloud observations in the Norwegian Arctic from the ground-based lidar at Andenes.
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