• Geography
  • Published 2014

Oberservations of cirrus clouds in the lowermost stratosphere: common feature, rare incident, or observational artefact ?

@inproceedings{Spang2014OberservationsOC,
  title={Oberservations of cirrus clouds in the lowermost stratosphere: common feature, rare incident, or observational artefact ?},
  author={Reinhold Spang and S. Griessbach and Rolf R. Mueller and Gebhard G{\"u}nther and Martin Riese and Christian Rolf and Lars Hoffmann},
  year={2014}
}
Ground based observations by lidar instruments show evidential occurrence of optically and vertically thin cirrus clouds in the lowermost stratosphere (LMS). The knowledge about the potential formation processes of these clouds, their occurrence and distribution, and their radiative impact is very limited. Global observations of LMS cirrus clouds by satellites would be very helpful to better characterise these clouds. However, this is a difficult task because the optical thickness of LMS cirrus… CONTINUE READING