Articles | Volume 21, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11955–11978, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11955-2021

Special issue: Winter weather research in complex terrain during ICE-POP...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11955–11978, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11955-2021

Research article 10 Aug 2021

Research article | 10 Aug 2021

Impact of wind pattern and complex topography on snow microphysics during International Collaborative Experiment for PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic winter games (ICE-POP 2018)

Kwonil Kim et al.

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This study analyzes the microphysical characteristics of snow in complex terrain and the nearby ocean according to topography and wind pattern during the ICE-POP 2018 campaign. The observations from collocated vertically pointing radars and disdrometers indicate that the riming in the mountainous region is likely caused by a strong shear and turbulence. The different behaviors of aggregation and riming were found by three different synoptic patterns (air–sea interaction, cold low, and warm low).
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