Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14671–14686, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14671-2021

Special issue: Ice nucleation in the boreal atmosphere

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14671–14686, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14671-2021

Research article 05 Oct 2021

Research article | 05 Oct 2021

Two-year statistics of columnar-ice production in stratiform clouds over Hyytiälä, Finland: environmental conditions and the relevance to secondary ice production

Haoran Li et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Sep 2021) by Paul Zieger
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In natural clouds, ice-nucleating particles are expected to be rare above –10 °C. In the current paper, we found that the formation of ice columns is frequent in stratiform clouds and is associated with increased precipitation intensity and liquid water path. In single-layer shallow clouds, the production of ice columns was attributed to secondary ice production, despite the rime-splintering process not being expected to take place in such clouds.
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