Articles | Volume 23, issue 22
Research article
24 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 24 Nov 2023

Asymmetries in cloud microphysical properties ascribed to sea ice leads via water vapour transport in the central Arctic

Pablo Saavedra Garfias, Heike Kalesse-Los, Luisa von Albedyll, Hannes Griesche, and Gunnar Spreen

Data sets

Wintertime Arctic cloud properties coupled to sea ice leads during MOSAiC expedition Pablo Saavedra Garfias and Heike Kalesse-Los

Temperature and humidity profiles, integrated water vapour and liquid water path derived from the HATPRO microwave radiometer onboard the Polarstern during the MOSAiC expedition Kerstin Ebell, Andreas Walbröl, Ronny Engelmann, Hannes Griesche, Martin Radenz, Julian Hofer, and Dietrich Althausen

Classification data from RV Polarstern on 18 November 2019 R. Engelmann, D. Althausen, H. Baars, H. Griesche, J. Hofer, M. Radenz, and P. Seifert

Model code and software

pablosaa/CloudnetTools.jl: Cloudnet converter and categorizer (v1.0.0) Pablo Saavedra Garfias

Short summary
An important Arctic climate process is the release of heat fluxes from sea ice openings to the atmosphere that influence the clouds. The characterization of this process is the objective of this study. Using synergistic observations from the MOSAiC expedition, we found that single-layer cloud properties show significant differences when clouds are coupled or decoupled to the water vapour transport which is used as physical link between the upwind sea ice openings and the cloud under observation.
Final-revised paper