Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-921-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-921-2019
01 Jul 2019
 | 01 Jul 2019

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

Heike Konow, Marek Jacob, Felix Ament, Susanne Crewell, Florian Ewald, Martin Hagen, Lutz Hirsch, Friedhelm Jansen, Mario Mech, and Bjorn Stevens

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High-resolution measurements of maritime clouds are relatively scarce. Airborne cloud radar, microwave radiometer and dropsonde observations are used to expand these data. The measurements are unified into one data set to enable easy joint analyses of several or all instruments together to gain insight into cloud properties and atmospheric state. The data set contains measurements from four campaigns between December 2013 and October 2016 over the tropical and midlatitude Atlantic.
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