Articles | Volume 17, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5221–5237, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5221-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5221–5237, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5221-2017
Research article
21 Apr 2017
Research article | 21 Apr 2017

Genesis of diamond dust, ice fog and thick cloud episodes observed and modelled above Dome C, Antarctica

Philippe Ricaud et al.

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The novelty of the paper is to combine a large set of measurements and meteorological models to study the genesis of thick cloud and diamond dust/ice fog (ice crystals) episodes above Dome C, Antarctica. The originality of the work is to attribute the presence of thick cloud and diamond dust/ice fog to advection and microphysical processes with oceanic and continental origin of air masses, respectively. Thick cloud episodes are reproduced by the models but not diamond dust/ice fog episode.
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