Journal article

The mixed-phase Arctic cloud experiment

J Verlinde, JY Harrington, GM McFarquhar, VT Yannuzzi, A Avramov, S Greenberg, N Johnson, G Zhang, MR Poellot, JH Mather, DD Turner, EW Eloranta, BD Zak, AJ Prenni, JS Daniel, GL Kok, DC Tobin, R Holz, K Sassen, D Spangenberg Show all

BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2007

Abstract

The Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (M-PACE) was conducted from 27 September through 22 October 2004 over the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) on the North Slope of Alaska. The primary objectives were to collect a dataset suitable to study interactions between microphysics, dynamics, and radiative transfer in mixed-phase Arctic clouds, and to develop/ evaluate cloud property retrievals from surface-and satellite-based remote sensing instruments. Observations taken during the 1977/98 Surface Heat and Energy Budget of the Arctic (SHEBA) experiment revealed that Arctic clouds frequently consist of one (or more) liquid layers pre..

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