Articles | Volume 20, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1391–1429, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1391–1429, 2020

Research article 05 Feb 2020

Research article | 05 Feb 2020

A new look at the environmental conditions favorable to secondary ice production

Alexei Korolev et al.


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AR by Alexei Korolev on behalf of the Authors (09 Nov 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Nov 2019) by Martina Krämer
RR by Charles Knight (27 Nov 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Dec 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Dec 2019) by Martina Krämer
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (07 Jan 2020) by Martina Krämer
Short summary
This study attempts identification of mechanisms of secondary ice production (SIP) based on the observation of small faceted ice crystals. It was found that in both mesoscale convective systems and frontal clouds, SIP was observed right above the melting layer and extended to the higher altitudes with colder temperatures. A principal conclusion of this work is that the freezing drop shattering mechanism is plausibly accounting for the measured ice concentrations in the observed condition.
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