Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 2129–2147, 2017

Special issue: Twenty-five years of operations of the Network for the Detection...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 2129–2147, 2017

Research article 09 Jun 2017

Research article | 09 Jun 2017

Thin ice clouds in the Arctic: cloud optical depth and particle size retrieved from ground-based thermal infrared radiometry

Yann Blanchard et al.


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Short summary
Multiband thermal measurements of zenith sky radiance were used in a retrieval algorithm, to estimate cloud optical depth and effective particle diameter of thin ice clouds in the Canadian High Arctic. The retrieval technique was validated using a synergy lidar and radar data. Inversions were performed across three polar winters and results showed a significant correlation (R2 = 0.95) for cloud optical depth retrievals and an overall accuracy of 83 % for the classification of thin ice clouds.