Diamond dust and thick cloud episodes above Dome C,
Antarctica: a comprehensive study
Authors: Ricaud P., Bazile E., Del Guasta M., Lanconelli C., Grigioni P.
Autors Affiliation: Météo-France/CNRS, UMR 3589, 42 avenue Gaspard Coriolis, 31057 Toulouse, France
INO CNR, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
ISAC, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
ENEA, Lungotevere Thaon di Revel, 76-00196 Roma, Italy
Abstract: The HAMSTRAD instrument is a radiometer developed by the Radiometer Physics German Company (Ricaud et al. 2010a). Its goal is to sound the troposphere in very
cold and dry environment to obtain temperature and absolute humidity profiles, together with IWV. In this work the instrument is used together with LIDAR and photometric instruments available at Concordia Station (Antarctica) in order to study polar clouds and damond dust events.
KeyWords: microwave profiler; lidar; ice clouds; diamond dust; polar atmosphere