VERDI – Vertical ​Distribution of Ice ​in Arctic Clouds (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)
VERDI – Vertical ​Distribution of Ice ​in Arctic Clouds (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)
Editor(s): C. Hoose, M. Shupe, and P. Eriksson Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
The scientific expedition VERDI (short for Vertical Distribution of Ice in Arctic Clouds) is a cooperation project of various German research institutes with the goal to measure the microphysical and optical properties of Arctic boundary-­layer clouds, and to investigate the effects that those clouds can have on the energy budget in the Arctic atmosphere. The VERDI participants have successfully performed airborne measurements of the microphysical and radiative properties of clouds in the Canadian Arctic (based in the town of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories) in April and May 2012, and are now working on the data processing and evaluation. At least seven publications on VERDI results (listed below) are planned, and it is desired to bundle these in the planned ACP/AMT inter-­journal special issue. The special issue is open for all submissions within its scope.

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12 Sep 2018
Simulated and observed horizontal inhomogeneities of optical thickness of Arctic stratus
Michael Schäfer, Katharina Loewe, André Ehrlich, Corinna Hoose, and Manfred Wendisch
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13115–13133,,, 2018
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13 Oct 2017
Classification of Arctic, midlatitude and tropical clouds in the mixed-phase temperature regime
Anja Costa, Jessica Meyer, Armin Afchine, Anna Luebke, Gebhard Günther, James R. Dorsey, Martin W. Gallagher, Andre Ehrlich, Manfred Wendisch, Darrel Baumgardner, Heike Wex, and Martina Krämer
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12219–12238,,, 2017
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04 Sep 2017
Combined retrieval of Arctic liquid water cloud and surface snow properties using airborne spectral solar remote sensing
André Ehrlich, Eike Bierwirth, Larysa Istomina, and Manfred Wendisch
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3215–3230,,, 2017
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15 Feb 2017
Directional, horizontal inhomogeneities of cloud optical thickness fields retrieved from ground-based and airbornespectral imaging
Michael Schäfer, Eike Bierwirth, André Ehrlich, Evelyn Jäkel, Frank Werner, and Manfred Wendisch
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2359–2372,,, 2017
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30 May 2016
Long-resident droplets at the stratocumulus top
Alberto de Lozar and Lukas Muessle
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6563–6576,,, 2016
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11 Sep 2015
Reconstruction of high-resolution time series from slow-response broadband terrestrial irradiance measurements by deconvolution
A. Ehrlich and M. Wendisch
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3671–3684,,, 2015
23 Jul 2015
Airborne observations and simulations of three-dimensional radiative interactions between Arctic boundary layer clouds and ice floes
M. Schäfer, E. Bierwirth, A. Ehrlich, E. Jäkel, and M. Wendisch
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8147–8163,,, 2015
16 Jan 2015
Arctic low-level boundary layer clouds: in situ measurements and simulations of mono- and bimodal supercooled droplet size distributions at the top layer of liquid phase clouds
M. Klingebiel, A. de Lozar, S. Molleker, R. Weigel, A. Roth, L. Schmidt, J. Meyer, A. Ehrlich, R. Neuber, M. Wendisch, and S. Borrmann
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 617–631,,, 2015
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