Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5753–5769, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5753-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5753–5769, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5753-2019
Research article
02 May 2019
Research article | 02 May 2019

Rapid ice aggregation process revealed through triple-wavelength Doppler spectrum radar analysis

Andrew I. Barrett et al.

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We use radars at three wavelengths to study cloud properties. The full Doppler spectra (rather than calculated averages of the spectra) are compared for the radars. This allows us to estimate the size and number of ice particles within the cloud. By following the evolution of the ice particles, we observe a region where particles rapidly and consistently increase in size. The observations suggest that these large particles form through interlocking of branched arms of smaller ice particles.
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