Locations: Alaska; Newfoundland, Canada: Kiruna Sweden

PI: Ian Renfrew, UEA

 The overarching aims of this project will be to make the UK’s environmental prediction services for the polar regions world leading, through a better understanding of key physical processes and their improved representation within numerical weather and climate prediction systems. In so doing, improve environmental prediction globally via improved process representation and polar/mid-latitude linkages.

Location: Namibia     Date: August-September 2016     Flying hours:  120     Sondes: 60

 

CLARIFY 2016 - CLouds and Aerosol Radiative Impacts and Forcing: Year 2016

CLARIFY-2016 will deliver a wide range of airborne, surface-based and satellite measurements of clouds, aerosols, and their radiative impacts to 1) improve our knowledge of the direct, semi-direct and indirect radiative effect of absorbing biomass burning aerosols; 2) improve our knowledge of the processes determining stratocumulus cloud microphysical and radiative properties; 3) challenge and improve satellite retrievals of cloud and aerosol and their radiative impacts; 4) improve numerical models of cloud and aerosol and their impacts on radiation, weather and climate.