Articles | Volume 17, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12845–12869, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12845–12869, 2017
Research article
27 Oct 2017
Research article | 27 Oct 2017

Vertical distribution of microphysical properties of Arctic springtime low-level mixed-phase clouds over the Greenland and Norwegian seas

Guillaume Mioche et al.

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This paper is a study about the mixed-phase clouds frequently occurring in the Arctic region. It is based on airborne measurements and highlights the microphysical properties of these particular clouds composed of liquid droplets at cloud top and ice crystals below precipitating down to the surface. This work may help to improve the representation of the mixed-phase clouds in numerical prediction models as well as the retrieval of their properties from remote sensing observations.
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