In this work, observations of polar stratospheric clouds (PSC) carried out during one flight of the stratospheric research aircraft Geophysica deployed in the Airborne Polar Experiment–Geophysica Aircraft in Antarctica (APE-GAIA) campaign in September– October 1999 are presented. An analysis of data from the two lidars and a backscatter sonde on board the Geophysica aircraft is presented, coupled with temperature measurements. The observations are analyzed with the aid of a mesoscale model to provide air mass thermal histories and a microphysical box model to simulate PSC formation. The results obtained from this comparison are discussed in view of the theories for PSC formation processes.

Polar Stratospheric Clouds observed during the Airborne Polar Experiment - Geophysica Aircraft In Antarctica (APE-GAIA) Campaign

REDAELLI, GIANLUCA;FERRETTI, Rossella;RIZI, VINCENZO;
2004

Abstract

In this work, observations of polar stratospheric clouds (PSC) carried out during one flight of the stratospheric research aircraft Geophysica deployed in the Airborne Polar Experiment–Geophysica Aircraft in Antarctica (APE-GAIA) campaign in September– October 1999 are presented. An analysis of data from the two lidars and a backscatter sonde on board the Geophysica aircraft is presented, coupled with temperature measurements. The observations are analyzed with the aid of a mesoscale model to provide air mass thermal histories and a microphysical box model to simulate PSC formation. The results obtained from this comparison are discussed in view of the theories for PSC formation processes.
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