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Boundary Layer Processes & Cloud Physics
Boundary layer processes and cloud physics in arctic regions are poorly
parametrized in the current generation of global climate models.
For example, phase difference of clouds (ice and water) could effect
radiative balance of atmosphere significantly.
PSD researchers are tackling those difficult problems by using
observations and models. Below is some of the research being
conducted by the PSD Polar Observations and Processes team:
This project focused on the intereactions of atmosphere, land, and oceans with one another and with solar radiation.
Our team developed long-term cloud data sets in the Arctic to validate the Arctic cloud retrievals.
Did you know...
Even though the Arctic receives a large amount of solar energy in summer, the high reflectivity of snow and ice surfaces keeps absorption of solar energy low.