Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 877–886, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-877-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 877–886, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-877-2019

Research article 23 Jan 2019

Research article | 23 Jan 2019

New type of evidence for secondary ice formation at around −15 °C in mixed-phase clouds

Claudia Mignani et al.

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AR by Claudia Mignani on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Nov 2018) by Markus Petters
RR by Sylvia Sullivan (27 Nov 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (29 Nov 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Nov 2018) by Markus Petters
AR by Claudia Mignani on behalf of the Authors (10 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Jan 2019) by Markus Petters
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A snow crystal can be generated from an ice nucleating particle or from an ice splinter. In this study we made use of the fact that snow crystals with a particular shape (dendrites) grow within a narrow temperature range (−12 to −17 °C) and can be analysed individually for the presence of an ice nucleating particle. Our direct approach revealed that only one in eight crystals contained such a particle and was of primary origin. The other crystals must have grown from ice splinters.
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