Instantaneous cloud structure classes displayed according to (top) atmospheric temperature and (middle) height. The bar represents the distribution of known radar–lidar (DARDAR) cloud phase categories within each cloud structure class. To indicate radar signal contamination near the ground, the lowest 1.50 km of the height profiles are stippled. (bottom) The column chart indicates the relative frequency of occurrence of each cloud structure class within the cloud regimes of interest; the overall relative frequency of occurrence of each cloud structure is marked with a gray line.
Citation: Journal of Climate 27, 24; 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00659.1