EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 176, 2018The 28th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 28)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Lidars applications in atmospheric structure and composition: Aerosols, clouds, trace gases|
|Published online||13 April 2018|
TWOMEY EFFECT IN SUBTROPICAL STRATOCUMULUS CLOUDS FROM UV DEPOLARIZATION LIDAR
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Utrechtseweg 297, 3731 GA De Bilt, The Netherlands
2 TU Delft, Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRS), Stevinweg 1, 2628 BN Delft, The Netherlands
3 Wageningen University & Research, Droevendaalsesteeg 4, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
Published online: 13 April 2018
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.
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