Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Research article
09 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 09 Oct 2018

Ice crystal number concentration estimates from lidar–radar satellite remote sensing – Part 2: Controls on the ice crystal number concentration

Edward Gryspeerdt, Odran Sourdeval, Johannes Quaas, Julien Delanoë, Martina Krämer, and Philipp Kühne


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AR by Edward Gryspeerdt on behalf of the Authors (17 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Jul 2018) by Matthias Tesche
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Aug 2018) by Matthias Tesche
AR by Edward Gryspeerdt on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Sep 2018) by Matthias Tesche
Short summary
The concentration of ice crystals in a cloud affects both the properties and the life cycle of the cloud. This work uses a new satellite retrieval to investigate controls on the ice crystal concentration at a global scale. Both temperature and vertical wind speed in a cloud have a strong impact on the concentration of ice crystals. The ice crystal number is also related to the aerosol environment; defining this relation opens up new ways to investigate human impacts on clouds and the climate.
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