Polar stratospheric cloud impacts on Antarctic stratospheric heating rates

@inproceedings{Hicke2001PolarSC,
  title={Polar stratospheric cloud impacts on Antarctic stratospheric heating rates},
  author={Jeffrey Alan Hicke and Adrian F. Tuck},
  year={2001}
}
The impact of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) on the stratospheric radiative heating rate is analysed by including a nominal PSC in heating-rate calculations that incorporate realistic atmospheric variables including tropospheric clouds. The use of realistic atmospheric conditions constrains the possible radiative effects of PSCs, which previous studies have shown to be very sensitive to such variables as temperature, tropospheric clouds, and solar zenith angle. Over the pole, winter heating… CONTINUE READING