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This study investigates the microphysics of winter alpine snowfall occurring in mixed-phase clouds in an inner-Alpine valley during CLACE2014. From polarimetric radar and in situ observations, riming is shown to be an important process leading to more intense snowfall. Riming is usually associated with more intense turbulence providing supercooled liquid water. Distinct features are identified in the vertical structure of polarimetric radar variables.
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Articles | Volume 15, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13787–13802, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-13787-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13787–13802, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-13787-2015

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Research article | 15 Dec 2015

Polarimetric radar and in situ observations of riming and snowfall microphysics during CLACE 2014

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This study investigates the microphysics of winter alpine snowfall occurring in mixed-phase clouds in an inner-Alpine valley during CLACE2014. From polarimetric radar and in situ observations, riming is shown to be an important process leading to more intense snowfall. Riming is usually associated with more intense turbulence providing supercooled liquid water. Distinct features are identified in the vertical structure of polarimetric radar variables.
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