Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Research article
20 Dec 2019
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2019

Evaluation of ARM tethered-balloon system instrumentation for supercooled liquid water and distributed temperature sensing in mixed-phase Arctic clouds

Darielle Dexheimer, Martin Airey, Erika Roesler, Casey Longbottom, Keri Nicoll, Stefan Kneifel, Fan Mei, R. Giles Harrison, Graeme Marlton, and Paul D. Williams

Data sets

Tethered Balloon System (TBSIMET) D. Dexheimer and E. Cromwell

Tethered Balloon System (TBSSLWC) D. Dexheimer and Y. Shi

Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDEWNPN) R. Coulter, D. Holdridge, and J. Kyrouac

Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel (MWR3C) M. Cadeddu and V. Ghate

Doppler Lidar Profiles (DLPROFWIND4NEWS) L. Riihimaki, R. Newsom, and T. Shippert

Ceilometer (CEIL) K. Johnson, S. Giangrande, and T. Toto

Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product using Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars (ARSCLKAZR1KOLLIAS) K. Johnson, S. Giangrande, and T. Toto

Ka ARM Zenith Radar (KAZRGE). 2015-10-15 to 2018-10-01 A. Matthews, B. Isom, D. Nelson, I. Lindenmaier, J. Hardin, K. Johnson, and N. Bharadwaj

Short summary
A tethered-balloon system deployed supercooled liquid water content sondes and fiber optic distributed temperature sensing to collect in situ atmospheric measurements within mixed-phase Arctic clouds. These data were validated against collocated surface-based and remote sensing datasets. From these measurements and sensor evaluations, tethered-balloon flights are shown to offer an effective method of collecting data to inform numerical models and calibrate remote sensing instrumentation.