Articles | Volume 16, issue 16
Research article
26 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 26 Aug 2016

Measuring ice- and liquid-water properties in mixed-phase cloud layers at the Leipzig Cloudnet station

Johannes Bühl, Patric Seifert, Alexander Myagkov, and Albert Ansmann


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Short summary
We probe thin layered clouds with remote sensing instruments from ground in order to get insight into atmospheric processes like the formation of rain or snow. We think that the findings of our work can be used to improve climate and weather simulations. The present paper presents a new technique that can be used to detect the shape, fall speed and mass of ice particles falling from layered clouds. With such information the impact of cloud ice, e.g., on the lifetime of a cloud, can be estimated.
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