Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6845–6864, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-6845-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6845–6864, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-6845-2019

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 et al.

Data sets

Tethered Balloon System (TBSIMET) D. Dexheimer and E. Cromwell https://doi.org/10.5439/1426242

Tethered Balloon System (TBSSLWC) D. Dexheimer and Y. Shi https://doi.org/10.5439/1246826

Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDEWNPN) R. Coulter, D. Holdridge, and J. Kyrouac https://doi.org/10.5439/1021460

Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel (MWR3C) M. Cadeddu and V. Ghate https://doi.org/10.5439/1025248

Doppler Lidar Profiles (DLPROFWIND4NEWS) L. Riihimaki, R. Newsom, and T. Shippert https://doi.org/10.5439/1190027

Ceilometer (CEIL) K. Johnson, S. Giangrande, and T. Toto https://doi.org/10.5439/1181954

Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product using Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars (ARSCLKAZR1KOLLIAS) K. Johnson, S. Giangrande, and T. Toto https://doi.org/10.5439/1350629

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 https://doi.org/10.5439/1025214

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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.