Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3503–3553, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3503-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3503–3553, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3503-2020

Research article 25 Mar 2020

Research article | 25 Mar 2020

Statistical analysis of ice microphysical properties in tropical mesoscale convective systems derived from cloud radar and in situ microphysical observations

Emmanuel Fontaine et al.

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This study investigates properties of ice hydrometeors (shape, concentration, density, and size) in deep convective systems. The analysis focuses on similarities and differences over four locations in the tropical troposphere. It shows that measurements as a function of temperature and radar reflectivity factors tend to be similar in the four types of deep convective systems when concentrations of ice are larger than 0.1 g m-3.
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