Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1205–1224, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1205-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1205–1224, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1205-2021

Research article 16 Feb 2021

Research article | 16 Feb 2021

The De-Icing Comparison Experiment (D-ICE): a study of broadband radiometric measurements under icing conditions in the Arctic

Christopher J. Cox et al.

Data sets

The De-Icing Comparison Experiment -- ARM Contribution (DICEXACO) Field Campaign Report C. J. Cox, S. M. Morris, T. Uttal, C. N. Long, and A. McComiskey, https://doi.org/10.5439/1507148

Ceilometer (CEIL), 1/23/2018, North Slope Alaska (NSA) Central Facility, Barrow AK (C1) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility https://doi.org/10.5439/1181954

Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDEWNPN), 1/23/2018, North Slope Alaska (NSA) Central Facility, Barrow AK (C1) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility https://doi.org/10.5439/1021460

Data Quality Assessment for ARM Radiation Data (QCRAD1LONG), 8/1/2017 to 8/1/2018, North Slope Alaska (NSA) Central Facility, Barrow AK (C1) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility https://doi.org/10.5439/1027372

Meteorology measurements from the NOAA/GML Barrow Baseline Observatory National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/obop/brw/}

De-Icing Comparison Experiment (D-ICE) campaign data: Radiometric and icing condition observations from the NOAA Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, August 2017--July 2018 (NCEI Accession 0209059) C. Cox https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0209059

De-Icing Comparison Experiment (D-ICE) campaign data: Best-estimate downwelling longwave and shortwave radiometric fluxes from the NOAA Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, August 2017--July 2018 (NCEI Accession 0209058) C. Cox https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0209058

D-ICE De-Icing Comparison Experiment National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/arctic/d-ice/

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Short summary
Solar and infrared radiation are measured regularly for research, industry, and climate monitoring. In cold climates, icing of sensors is a poorly constrained source of uncertainty. D-ICE was carried out in Alaska to document the effectiveness of ice-mitigation technology and quantify errors associated with ice. Technology was more effective than anticipated, and while instantaneous errors were large, mean biases were small. Attributes of effective ice mitigation design were identified.