Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Research article
17 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 17 Mar 2016

Phase transition observations and discrimination of small cloud particles by light polarization in expansion chamber experiments

Leonid Nichman, Claudia Fuchs, Emma Järvinen, Karoliina Ignatius, Niko Florian Höppel, Antonio Dias, Martin Heinritzi, Mario Simon, Jasmin Tröstl, Andrea Christine Wagner, Robert Wagner, Christina Williamson, Chao Yan, Paul James Connolly, James Robert Dorsey, Jonathan Duplissy, Sebastian Ehrhart, Carla Frege, Hamish Gordon, Christopher Robert Hoyle, Thomas Bjerring Kristensen, Gerhard Steiner, Neil McPherson Donahue, Richard Flagan, Martin William Gallagher, Jasper Kirkby, Ottmar Möhler, Harald Saathoff, Martin Schnaiter, Frank Stratmann, and António Tomé


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AR by Leonid Nichman on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Feb 2016) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Feb 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (23 Feb 2016) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
AR by Leonid Nichman on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Mar 2016) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
Short summary
Processes in the atmosphere are often governed by the physical and chemical properties of small cloud particles. Ice, water, and mixed clouds, as well as viscous aerosols, were formed under controlled conditions at the CLOUD-CERN facility. The experimental results show a link between cloud particle properties and their unique optical fingerprints. The classification map presented here allows easier discrimination between various particles such as viscous organic aerosol, salt, ice, and liquid.
Final-revised paper