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Widespread polar stratospheric ice clouds in the 2015-2016 Arctic winter - implications for ice nucleation

Voigt, Christiane and Dörnbrack, Andreas and Wirth, Martin and Groß, Silke Martha and Pitts, Michael and Poole, Lamont and Baumann, Robert and Ehard, Benedikt and Sinnhuber, Björn-Martin and Woiwode, Wolfgang and Oelhaf, Hermann (2018) Widespread polar stratospheric ice clouds in the 2015-2016 Arctic winter - implications for ice nucleation. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP), 18 (21), pp. 15623-15641. Copernicus Publications. doi: 10.5194/acp-18-15623-2018. ISSN 1680-7316.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15623-2018


The 2015-2016 stratospheric winter was the coldest in the 36-year climatological data record. The extreme conditions promoted the formation of persistent Arctic polar stratospheric ice clouds. An extended ice PSC detected by airborne lidar in January 2016 shows a second mode with higher particle depolarization ratios. Back-trajectories from the high-depol ice matched to CALIOP PSC curtains provide evidence for ice nucleation on NAT. The novel data consolidate our understanding of PSC formation.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/122606/
Document Type:Article
Title:Widespread polar stratospheric ice clouds in the 2015-2016 Arctic winter - implications for ice nucleation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Voigt, ChristianeDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8925-7731
Dörnbrack, AndreasDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0936-0216
Wirth, MartinDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5951-2252
Groß, Silke MarthaDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7467-9269
Pitts, MichaelNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Poole, LamontScience Systems and Applications, Hampton, VA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Baumann, RobertDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6611-5343
Ehard, BenediktDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0517-8134
Sinnhuber, Björn-MartinKIT, KarlsruheUNSPECIFIED
Woiwode, WolfgangKIT, IMK, KarlsruheUNSPECIFIED
Oelhaf, HermannKIT, KarlsruheUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.5194/acp-18-15623-2018
Page Range:pp. 15623-15641
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
Keywords:PSC, polar stratospheric ice clouds, ice nucleation, NAT, Arctic
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project Climatic relevance of atmospheric tracer gases, aerosols and clouds
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Deposited By: Voigt, Dr.rer.nat. Christiane
Deposited On:07 Nov 2018 13:03
Last Modified:02 May 2019 13:59

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