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.

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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.