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Investigating the liquid water path over the tropical Atlantic with synergistic airborne measurements

Jacob, Marek and Ament, Felix and Gutleben, Manuel and Konow, Heike and Mech, Mario and Wirth, Martin and Crewell, Susanne (2019) Investigating the liquid water path over the tropical Atlantic with synergistic airborne measurements. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT), 12 (6), pp. 3237-3254. Copernicus Publications. DOI: 10.5194/amt-12-3237-2019 ISSN 1867-1381

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3237-2019

Abstract

Liquid water path (LWP) is an important quantity to characterize clouds. Passive microwave satellite sensors provide the most direct estimate on a global scale but suffer from high uncertainties due to large footprints and the superposition of cloud and precipitation signals. Here, we use high spatial resolution airborne microwave radiometer (MWR) measurements together with cloud radar and lidar observations to better understand the LWP of warm clouds over the tropical North Atlantic. The nadir measurements were taken by the German High Altitude and LOng range research aircraft (HALO) in December 2013 (dry season) and August 2016 (wet season) during two Next-generation Advanced Remote sensing for VALidation (NARVAL) campaigns.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/127934/
Document Type:Article
Title:Investigating the liquid water path over the tropical Atlantic with synergistic airborne measurements
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Jacob, MarekInstitute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Colognehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9059-6458
Ament, FelixMeteorological Institute, Universität HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Gutleben, ManuelDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1515-6193
Konow, HeikeMeteorological Institute, Universität Hamburghttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9023-6858
Mech, MarioInstitute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Colognehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6229-9616
Wirth, MartinDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5951-2252
Crewell, SusanneInstitute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Colognehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1251-5805
Date:19 June 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:12
DOI :10.5194/amt-12-3237-2019
Page Range:pp. 3237-3254
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
ISSN:1867-1381
Status:Published
Keywords:water path, remote sensing, tropical atlantic, ariborne
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 LIDAR-Forschung und -Entwicklung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Wirth, Dr.rer.nat. Martin
Deposited On:28 Jun 2019 11:30
Last Modified:17 Sep 2019 11:11

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