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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 683–698, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-683-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 683–698, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-683-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 21 Jan 2020

Research article | 21 Jan 2020

Modelling the effect of condensed-phase diffusion on the homogeneous nucleation of ice in ultra-viscous particles

Kathryn Fowler et al.

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UoM-maul1609/bin-diffusion-model: Full working version P. J. Connolly and K. Fowler https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3355545

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Observations of low–temperature cirrus clouds have found unexpectedly low ice crystal numbers and high supersaturations, suggesting an incomplete understanding of the freezing mechanisms under these conditions. The existence of viscous organic aerosol has offered alternative ice nucleation pathways, which have been observed in laboratory studies. We have developed the first cloud parcel model to investigate the effect of viscosity on ice nucleation.
Observations of low–temperature cirrus clouds have found unexpectedly low ice crystal numbers...
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