Cirrus cloud properties over Ny-Alesund as retrieved from lidar measurements (2011-2020)


The present dataset reports the properties of cirrus clouds over the research site of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, as retrieved from lidar measurements from 2011 to 2020. Several essential geometrical (cloud thickness (GT), cloud base and top heights) and optical properties (Cloud Optical Depth (COD), lidar ratio (LR), linear particle depolarization ratio (LPDR) and color ratio (CR)) were derived. Additionally, meteorological parameters (temperature, wind speed and wind direction) were extracted from AWIPEV radiosonde ascents. The meteorological parameters were subsetted within the altitude of cirrus clouds and only measurements up to 2 hours apart from the cirrus observations were used. In this way, the meteorological parameters can be considered representative of the prevailing meteorological conditions in the presence of cirrus clouds. The original radiosonde datasets are already available at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.914973.

DateTime/Start: 2011-08-11 and DateTime/End: 2020-05-17

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Creator Nakoudi, Konstantina ; Ritter, Christoph
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 268020496 TRR 172: ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms
Rights Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format application/x-hdf
Size 82.8 kBytes
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (11.927 LON, 78.923 LAT); Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen