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Multilevel cloud structures over Svalbard

Dörnbrack, Andreas and Gisinger, Sonja and Pitts, Michael and Poole, Lamont and Maturilli, Marion (2016) Multilevel cloud structures over Svalbard. Monthly Weather Review. American Meteorological Society. DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-16-0214.1 ISSN 0027-0644

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0214.1

Abstract

The presented picture of the month is a superposition of space-borne lidar observations and high resolution temperature fields of the ECMWF integrated forecast system (IFS). It Displays complex tropospheric and stratospheric clouds in the Arctic winter 2015/16. Near the end of December 2015, the unusual northeastward propagation of warm and humid subtropical air masses as far north as 80°N lifted the tropopause by more than 3 km in 24 h and cooled the stratosphere on a large scale. A widespread formation of thick cirrus clouds near the Tropopause and of synoptic-scale polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) occurred as the temperature dropped below the thresholds for the existence of cloud particles. Additionally, mountain waves were excited by the strong flow at the western edge of the ridge across Svalbard, leading to the formation of mesoscale ice PSCs.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108153/
Document Type:Article
Title:Multilevel cloud structures over Svalbard
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Dörnbrack, AndreasDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Gisinger, SonjaDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Pitts, MichaelNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VirginiaUNSPECIFIED
Poole, LamontScience Systems and Applications, Incorporated, Hampton, VirginiaUNSPECIFIED
Maturilli, MarionAlfred Wegener Institut, PotsdamUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Journal or Publication Title:Monthly Weather Review
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1175/MWR-D-16-0214.1
Publisher:American Meteorological Society
ISSN:0027-0644
Status:Accepted
Keywords:tropopause, stratosphere, cirrus clouds near the tropopause and of synoptic-scale polar stratospheric clouds
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Transport Meteorology
Deposited By: Ziegele, Brigitte
Deposited On:22 Nov 2016 12:46
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:05

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