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A unified data set of airborne cloud remote sensing using the HALO Microwave Package (HAMP)

Konow, Heike and Jacob, Marek and Ament, Felix and Crewell, Susanne and Ewald, Florian and Hagen, Martin and Hirsch, Lutz and Jansen, Friedhelm and Mech, Mario and Stevens, Björn (2019) A unified data set of airborne cloud remote sensing using the HALO Microwave Package (HAMP). Earth System Science Data, 11, pp. 921-934. Copernicus Publications. doi: 10.5194/essd-11-921-2019. ISSN 1866-3508.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-921-2019


Cloud properties and their environmental conditions were observed during four aircraft campaigns over the North Atlantic on 37 flights. The Halo Microwave Package (HAMP) was deployed on the German research aircraft HALO (High Altitude Long Range Research Aircraft) during these four campaigns. HAMP comprises microwave radiometers with 26 channels in the frequency range between 20 and 183 GHz and a 35 GHz cloud radar. The four campaigns took place between December 2013 and October 2016 out of Barbados and Iceland. Measured situations cover a wide range of conditions including the dry and wet season over the tropical Atlantic and the cold and warm sectors of midlatitude cyclones. The data set we present here contains measurements of the radar reflectivity factor and linear depolarization ratio from cloud radar, brightness temperatures from microwave radiometers and atmospheric profiles from dropsondes. It represents a unique combination of active and passive microwave remote sensing measurements and 525 in situ-measured dropsonde profiles. The data from these different instruments are quality controlled and unified into one common format for easy combination of data and joint analysis. The data are available from the CERA database for the four campaigns individually (https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/HALO_measurements_1, https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/HALO_measurements_2, https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/HALO_measurements_3, https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/HALO_measurements_4). This data set allows for analyses to gain insight into cloud properties and the atmospheric state in remote regions over the tropical and midlatitude Atlantic. In this paper, we describe the four campaigns, the data and the quality control applied to the data.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/128418/
Document Type:Article
Title:A unified data set of airborne cloud remote sensing using the HALO Microwave Package (HAMP)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Konow, HeikeMeteorological Institute, Universität Hamburghttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9023-6858UNSPECIFIED
Jacob, MarekInstitute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Colognehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9059-6458UNSPECIFIED
Ament, FelixMeteorological Institute, Universität HamburgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Crewell, SusanneInstitute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Colognehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1251-5805UNSPECIFIED
Ewald, FlorianDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5899-0890UNSPECIFIED
Hagen, MartinDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4714-0775UNSPECIFIED
Hirsch, LutzMax-Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jansen, FriedhelmMax-Planck Institute für Meteorology, Hamburg, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mech, MarioInstitute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Colognehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6229-9616UNSPECIFIED
Stevens, BjörnMax Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3795-0475UNSPECIFIED
Date:1 July 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Earth System Science Data
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 921-934
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
Keywords:airborne cloud remote sensing radar radiometer
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 - Atmospheric and climate research
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Hagen, Dr.rer.nat. Martin
Deposited On:15 Jul 2019 13:55
Last Modified:15 Jul 2019 13:55

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