Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5487–5511, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5487-2020

Special issue: Arctic mixed-phase clouds as studied during the ACLOUD/PASCAL...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5487–5511, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5487-2020

Research article 12 May 2020

Research article | 12 May 2020

Small-scale structure of thermodynamic phase in Arctic mixed-phase clouds observed by airborne remote sensing during a cold air outbreak and a warm air advection event

Elena Ruiz-Donoso et al.

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Mixed-phase clouds, formed of water droplets and ice crystals, appear frequently in Arctic regions. Characterizing the distribution of liquid water and ice inside the cloud appropriately is important because it influences the cloud's impact on the surface temperature. In this study, we combined images of the cloud top with measurements inside the cloud to analyze in detail the 3D spatial distribution of liquid and ice in two mixed-phase clouds occurring under different meteorological scenarios.
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