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AMT | Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 925–939, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-925-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 925–939, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-925-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 27 Feb 2020

Research article | 27 Feb 2020

Using a holographic imager on a tethered balloon system for microphysical observations of boundary layer clouds

Fabiola Ramelli et al.

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Boundary layer clouds are influenced by many physical and dynamical processes, making accurate forecasting difficult. Here we present a new measurement platform on a tethered balloon to measure cloud microphysical and meteorological profiles. The unique combination of holography and balloon-borne observations allows high-resolution measurements in a well-defined volume. Field measurements in stratus clouds over the Swiss Plateau revealed unique microphysical signatures in the cloud structure.
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