Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4945–4966, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4945–4966, 2016

Research article 21 Apr 2016

Research article | 21 Apr 2016

Comparing model and measured ice crystal concentrations in orographic clouds during the INUPIAQ campaign

Robert J. Farrington et al.

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This paper assesses the reasons for high ice number concentrations observed in orographic clouds by comparing observations with model simulations over Jungfraujoch, Switzerland. The results suggest that ice nuclei do not significantly contribute to the high concentrations and that a surface source of ice crystals is responsible for the witnessed ice number concentrations.
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