#2 Clouds and Radiation
Lecturer: Kerstin Ebell
Date: Monday, August 03, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., online
The lecture starts with a short motivation on why clouds are important in the (Arctic) climate system. But when talking about clouds, which properties are actually important? And how can we use remote sensing measurements to reveal the secrets of clouds? This will be illustrated by a few examples. We will then have a look at clouds and their interaction with radiation. In particular, we will focus on their impact on the surface radiative fluxes. Do Arctic clouds have a cooling or a warming effect at the surface? How does the cloud radiative effect vary across the Arctic? This lecture will provide some insights into cloud properties, remote sensing, radiation and the special cloud characteristics in the Arctic which is one of the key topics in (AC)³.