Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
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02 Nov 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 02 Nov 2018

Additional global climate cooling by clouds due to ice crystal complexity

Emma Järvinen, Olivier Jourdan, David Neubauer, Bin Yao, Chao Liu, Meinrat O. Andreae, Ulrike Lohmann, Manfred Wendisch, Greg M. McFarquhar, Thomas Leisner, and Martin Schnaiter


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ED: Publish as is (07 Oct 2018) by Timothy Garrett
Short summary
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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