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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5901–5923, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5901-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: The Polar Stratosphere in a Changing Climate (POLSTRACC) (ACP/AMT...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5901–5923, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5901-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 25 Oct 2018

Research article | 25 Oct 2018

The MIPAS/Envisat climatology (2002–2012) of polar stratospheric cloud volume density profiles

Michael Höpfner et al.
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Polar stratospheric clouds (PSC) have major relevance to the processes leading to polar ozone depletion. A good understanding of these particles is a prerequisite to predict their role in a changing climate. We present the first global set of PSC volume density profiles derived from the MIPAS satellite measurements covering the entire mission period between 2002 and 2012. A comparison to CALIOP lidar measurements is provided. The dataset can serve as a basis for evaluation of atmospheric models.
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