Arctic Cloud Summer Expedition (ACSE): surface and boundary layer meteorological measurements on board the Icebreaker Oden
This dataset collection contains a number of observational datasets (mainly from the NERC funded contribution, but others too) of surface and boundary layer meteorological measurements collected on board the Icebreaker Oden during its voyage for the Arctic Cloud Summer Expedition (ACSE).
ACSE was a collaboration between the University of Leeds, the University of Stockholm, and NOAA-CIRES (the Cooperative Institute for Research In Environmental Sciences). ACSE aimed to study the response of Arctic boundary layer cloud to changes in surface conditions in the Arctic Ocean as a working package of the larger Swedish-Russian-US Investigation of Climate, Cryosphere and Carbon interaction (SWERUS-C3) Expedition in Summer 2014. This expedition was a core component to the overall SWERUS-C3 programme and was supported by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
ACSE took place during a 3-month cruise of the Swedish Icebreaker Oden from Tromso, Norway to Barrow, Alaska and back over the summer of 2014. During this cruise ACSE scientists measured surface turbulent exchange, boundary layer structure, and cloud properties. Many of the measurements used remote sensing approaches - radar, lidar, and microwave radiometers - to retrieve vertical profiles of the dynamic and microphysical properties of the lower atmosphere and cloud.
The UK participation of ACSE was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, grant: NE/K011820/1) and involved instrumentation from the Atmospheric Measurement Facility of the UK's National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS AMF). This dataset collection contains data mainy from the UK contribution with some additional data from other institutes also archived to complement the suite of meteorological measurements.