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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15767–15781, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15767-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15767–15781, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15767-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 02 Nov 2018

Research article | 02 Nov 2018

Additional global climate cooling by clouds due to ice crystal complexity

Emma Järvinen et al.

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Using light diffraction it is possible to detect microscopic features within ice particles that have not yet been fully characterized. Here, this technique was applied in airborne measurements, where it was found that majority of atmospheric ice particles have features that significantly change the way ice particles interact with solar light. The microscopic features make ice-containing clouds more reflective than previously thought, which could have consequences for predicting our climate.
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