Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1485–1499, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1485-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1485–1499, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1485-2020

Research article 31 Mar 2020

Research article | 31 Mar 2020

Ground-based observations of cloud and drizzle liquid water path in stratocumulus clouds

Maria P. Cadeddu et al.

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Short summary
A combination of ground-based active and passive observations is used to partition cloud and precipitation liquid water path in precipitating stratocumulous clouds. Results show that neglecting scattering effects from drizzle drops leads to 8–15 % overestimation of the liquid amount in the cloud. In closed-cell systems only ~20 % of the available drizzle in the cloud falls below the cloud base, compared to ~40 % in open-cell systems.