Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Research article
12 Apr 2017
Research article |  | 12 Apr 2017

Ice nucleating particles over the Eastern Mediterranean measured by unmanned aircraft systems

Jann Schrod, Daniel Weber, Jaqueline Drücke, Christos Keleshis, Michael Pikridas, Martin Ebert, Bojan Cvetković, Slobodan Nickovic, Eleni Marinou, Holger Baars, Albert Ansmann, Mihalis Vrekoussis, Nikos Mihalopoulos, Jean Sciare, Joachim Curtius, and Heinz G. Bingemer


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AR by Jann Schrod on behalf of the Authors (28 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Mar 2017) by Barbara Ervens
ED: Publish as is (20 Mar 2017) by Barbara Ervens
AR by Jann Schrod on behalf of the Authors (21 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
In this paper we present data of ice-nucleating particles (INPs) from a 1-month campaign in the Eastern Mediterranean using unmanned aircraft systems (UASs, drones) and offline sampling with subsequent laboratory analysis. To our knowledge, this is the first time INPs were measured onboard a UAS. We find that INP concentrations were 1 magnitude higher aloft than at the ground, highlighting that surface-based measurement of INP may only be of limited significance for the situation at cloud level.
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