Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13593–13608, 2021

Special issue: Ice nucleation in the boreal atmosphere

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13593–13608, 2021

Research article 13 Sep 2021

Research article | 13 Sep 2021

Supercooled liquid water and secondary ice production in Kelvin–Helmholtz instability as revealed by radar Doppler spectra observations

Haoran Li et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-338', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-338', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Haoran Li on behalf of the Authors (07 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Aug 2021) by Paul Zieger
Short summary
Kelvin–Helmholtz (K–H) clouds embedded in a stratiform precipitation event were uncovered via radar Doppler spectral analysis. Given the unprecedented detail of the observations, we show that multiple populations of secondary ice columns were generated in the pockets where larger cloud droplets are formed and not at some constant level within the cloud. Our results highlight that the K–H instability is favorable for liquid droplet growth and secondary ice formation.
Final-revised paper