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Study on Solar Radiation and Phase Discrimination of Arctic Clouds (SORPIC)

Arctic clouds in particular boundary layer mixed-phase clouds will be addressed by airborne observations with the AWI POLAR 5 aircraft. A set of instruments (solar radiation, LIDAR, microphysical probes, sun photometer, drop sondes) will be used to characterize the clouds in situ and by remote sensing. From the measurements the spatial distributio

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Starts
2010-04-01

Ends
2010-05-30

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Project type

  • field work
  • remote sensing

Discipline

  • atmosphere
  • cryosphere

Project Keywords

  • atmosphere / aerosols / aerosol radiance
  • atmosphere / atmospheric radiation / albedo
  • atmosphere / clouds / cloud optical depth/thickness
  • atmosphere / clouds / cloud types
  • atmosphere / aerosols / aerosol optical depth/thickness
  • atmosphere / clouds / cloud vertical distribution
  • atmosphere / clouds / cloud liquid water/ice
  • atmosphere / clouds / cloud reflectance
  • atmosphere / clouds / droplet concentration/size

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Summary

Arctic clouds in particular boundary layer mixed-phase clouds will be addressed by airborne observations with the AWI POLAR 5 aircraft. A set of instruments (solar radiation, LIDAR, microphysical probes, sun photometer, drop sondes) will be used to characterize the clouds in situ and by remote sensing. From the measurements the spatial distribution of liquid water droplets and solid ice crystals within the clouds will be investigated. The distribution of ice crystals in such mixed-phase clouds may give information on their dynamics and life cycle. Furthermore, the spatial inhomogeneities may have an impact on the solar radiation measured above these clouds by airborne or satellite sensors. As these radiation measurements are used for remote sensing applications, the airborne measurements will be compared to corresponding satellite data. Further investigations during the flights focus on the development of the atmospheric boundary layer in dependence of its distance to the northern ice edge. Sea ice and glaciers will be sampled by radiation sensors on board the aircraft to obtain surface albedo and polarized reflectivity.

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