Articles | Volume 19, issue 23
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13 Dec 2019
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 13 Dec 2019

Ice-nucleating particle versus ice crystal number concentrationin altocumulus and cirrus layers embedded in Saharan dust:a closure study

Albert Ansmann, Rodanthi-Elisavet Mamouri, Johannes Bühl, Patric Seifert, Ronny Engelmann, Julian Hofer, Argyro Nisantzi, James D. Atkinson, Zamin A. Kanji, Berko Sierau, Mihalis Vrekoussis, and Jean Sciare


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AR by Albert Ansmann on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Sep 2019) by Matthias Tesche
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Oct 2019) by Matthias Tesche
AR by Albert Ansmann on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
For the first time, a closure study of the relationship between the ice-nucleating particle concentration (INPC) and ice crystal number concentration (ICNC) in altocumulus and cirrus layers, solely based on ground-based active remote sensing, is presented. The closure studies were conducted in Cyprus. A focus was on altocumulus and cirrus layers which developed in pronounced Saharan dust layers. The closure studies show that heterogeneous ice nucleation can play a dominant role in ice formation.
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