Birte Solveig Kulla

Birte Solveig Kulla
University of Cologne
Role / Position
PhD student taking aircraft measurements of mixed-phase clouds
Aircraft, Atmosphere, Remote Sensing,
My tasks on MOSAiC
Arctic clouds mostly consist of both, ice crystals and liquid droplets. Despite the very cold temperatures in the Arctic, those liquid droplets are rather persistent and form a liquid layer at cloud top. Changes in this layer may introduce further changes in radiative forcing and precipitation. Using several remote sensing instruments I measure the clouds below the POLAR 5 aircraft and look into changes of cloud profiles and properties under different sea ice conditions, different weather conditions and during different seasons.