Articles | Volume 21, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18669–18688, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18669-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18669–18688, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18669-2021

Research article 23 Dec 2021

Research article | 23 Dec 2021

Mass of different snow crystal shapes derived from fall speed measurements

Sandra Vázquez-Martín et al.

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High-resolution top- and side-view images of snow ice particles taken by the D-ICI instrument are used to determine the shape; size; cross-sectional area; fall speed; and, based upon these properties, the mass of the individual snow particles. The study analyses the relationships between these fundamental properties as a function of particle shape and highlights that the choice of size parameter, maximum dimension or another characteristic length, is crucial when relating fall speed to mass.
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