Arctic dBZ from CloudSat

Analysis by Jen Kay (jenkay at ucar dot edu) , last updated 8-27-2008

Calculation details are here.

 

Beaufort Sea (70:80N, -160:-130E)             CFprofile JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA,SON,DJF,MAM

Barents Sea (70:80N, 30:50E)                      CFprofile JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA,SON,DJF,MAM

High Arctic (78:82 N)                                   CFprofile JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA,

North Alaska (70:72N, -160:-140E)            CFprofile, JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA,

East Sib. Sea (72:76N,150:174E)                 CFprofile JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA,SON,DJF,MAM

Laptev Sea (72:76N,116:130E)                    CFprofile JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA, SON,DJF,MAM

Bering Sea (56:64N, -180:-166E)                 CFprofile JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA,

Gulf of AK (54:58N,-150:-140E)                 CFprofile JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA,

Baffin Bay (70:76N,-70:-60E)                      CFprofile JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA,

Labrador Sea (56:60N,-56:-44E)                 CFprofile JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA,

Greenland Sea (70:80N,-12:4E)                   CFprofile JJA,SON,DJF,MAM,JJA,

 

For dBZ comparisons with other regions of the globe – see this page

 

CFprofile plots: CloudSat Year 1 profiles have diamond symbols, CloudSat Year 2 profiles have star symbols.

 

 

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Early Empirical Simulator Plots:

 

Beaufort Sea (70to80N, -160to-130E):      

            CAM (2.37_refl): JJA, SON, DJF, MAM

            CAM (2.40_fxdaero_1990): JJA, SON, DJF, MAM

            CAM (2.40_fxdaero_1870): JJA, SON, DJF, MAM

Barents Sea (70to80N,30to50E):

CAM (2.37_refl): JJA, SON, DJF, MAM

CAM (2.40_fxdaero_1990): JJA, SON, DJF, MAM

CAM (2.40_fxdaero_1870): JJA, SON, DJF, MAM