Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2177–2199, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2177-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2177–2199, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2177-2020

Research article 26 Feb 2020

Research article | 26 Feb 2020

The day-to-day co-variability between mineral dust and cloud glaciation: a proxy for heterogeneous freezing

Diego Villanueva et al.

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GCM-Oriented CALIPSO Cloud Product H. Chepfer https://climserv.ipsl.polytechnique.fr/cfmip-obs/Calipso_goccp_new.html

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Spaceborne retrievals of cloud phase were analysed together with an atmospheric composition model to assess the global frequency of ice and liquid clouds. This analysis showed that at equal temperature the average occurrence of ice clouds increases for higher dust mixing ratios on a day-to-day basis in the middle and high latitudes. This indicates that mineral dust may have a strong impact on the occurrence of ice clouds even in remote areas.
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