This video clip shows the view of the NASA C-130 measuring cloud properties over the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska. The forward facing view is shown in the top-right panel, while the downward facing view is shown in the bottom-right panel. On the left is a time series plot showing the data being collected by instruments on the C-130 in real time.
The Arctic clouds are very heterogeneous, with areas of thick cloud and areas of no cloud encountered as the aircraft flies along a a constant altitude of around 200 m (650 ft.)
Arctic Radiation-IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment: The Arctic Radiant Energy System during the Critical Seasonal Ice Transition —