Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8457–8458, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-8457-2015

Special issue: New perspectives on Air-Ice Chemical Interactions (AICI) (ACP/ESSD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8457–8458, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-8457-2015

Peer-reviewed comment 29 Jul 2015

Peer-reviewed comment | 29 Jul 2015

X-ray computed microtomography of sea ice – comment on "A review of air–ice chemical and physical interactions (AICI): liquids, quasi-liquids, and solids in snow" by Bartels-Rausch et al. (2014)

R. W. Obbard R. W. Obbard
  • Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, 14 Engineering Drive, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA

Abstract. This comment addresses a statement made in "A review of air–ice chemical and physical interactions (AICI): liquids, quasi-liquids, and solids in snow" by Bartels-Rausch et al. (Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 1587–1633, doi:10.5194/acp-14-1587-2014, 2014). Here we rebut the assertion that X-ray computed microtomography of sea ice fails to reveal liquid brine inclusions by discussing the phases present at the analysis temperature.

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This paper, "X-ray computed microtomography of sea ice" is a comment on a recent paper, "A review of air–ice chemical and physical interactions (AICI): liquids, quasi-liquids, and solids in snow (Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 1587–1633, 2014)". Our paper corrects a part of the review paper, which was inaccurate regarding the capabilities of X-ray computed microtomography to reveal liquid brine inclusions in sea ice.
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