Aircraft measurements of broadband irradiances onboard Polar 5 and Polar 6 during the HALO-(AC)³ campaign in spring 2022


During the HALO-(AC)³ campaign performed in March/April 2022, broadband solar and thermal-infrared irradiances in the vicinity of Svalbard were measured by pairs of CMP22 (0.2-3.6 µm) and CGR4 (4.5-42 µm) radiometers (Kipp&Zonen), respectively, onboard Polar 5 and Polar 6. The data set contains time series of both upward and downward solar and thermal-infrared irradiances obtained during in total 26 research flights (13 with each aircraft). All irradiances were corrected for instrument inertia (Ehrlich and Wendisch, 2015), the solar downward irradiance additionally for the aircraft attitude (Bannehr and Schwiesow, 1993). Since the latter correction is only valid for cloud-free conditions dominated by direct illumination, both a corrected and an uncorrected version are given. A rough cloud flag is included in the data set to distinguish between situations dominated by direct and diffuse illumination. To avoid too large uncertainties, the attitude flag can be used to filter situations with aircraft attitude angles (roll, pitch) exceeding 5°. Additionally, obvious icing and large temperature gradients, which disturb the thermal equilibrium between sensor and instrument body, are flagged. The data set further contains the solar downward irradiance simulated for cloud-free conditions and the upward brightness temperature measured by the KT-19 infrared thermometer (HEITRONICS, 9.6-11.5 µm).

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Creator Becker, Sebastian; Ehrlich, André ORCID logo; Wendisch, Manfred ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 268020496 TRR 172: ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 26 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (6.005W, 78.091S, 15.504E, 78.246N); Arctic
Temporal Coverage Begin 2022-03-20T10:39:14Z
Temporal Coverage End 2022-04-10T14:19:30Z