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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 799–826, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-799-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 799–826, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-799-2016

Research article 25 Jan 2016

Research article | 25 Jan 2016

Observations of cloud microphysics and ice formation during COPE

J. W. Taylor et al.

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We present microphysical observations of cumulus clouds measured over south-west England during COPE in summer 2013. Detailed sampling focused on an isolated liquid cloud that glaciated as it matured to merge with a band of cloud downwind. The first ice particles observed were frozen drizzle, while columnar ice dominated in the mature stages. We discuss the interactions between the warm rain and secondary ice processes, and their importance for the formation of precipitation.
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