Twomey effect in subtropical stratocumulus clouds from UV depolarization lidar

Martin De Graaf, Jessica Brown, David Donovan

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Marine stratocumulus clouds are important climate regulators, reflecting sunlight over a dark ocean background. A UV-depolarization lidar on Ascension, a small remote island in the south Atlantic, measured cloud droplet sizes and number concentration using an inversion method based on Monte Carlo (MC) modelling of multiple scattering in idealised semiadiabatic clouds. The droplet size and number concentration weremodulated due to smoke from the African continent, measured by the same instrument.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 28th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 28)
Subtitle of host publicationBucharest, Romania, June 25-30, 2017
EditorsD. Nicolae, A. Makoto, A. Vassilis, D. Balis, A. Behrendt, A. Comeron, F. Gibert, E. Landulfo, M.P. McCormick, C. Senff, I. Veselovskii, U. Wandinger
PublisherEDP Science
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2018
Event28th International Laser Radar Conference - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017
Conference number: 28

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275


Conference28th International Laser Radar Conference
Abbreviated titleILRC 28
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