Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3289–3316, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3289-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3289–3316, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3289-2021

Research article 04 Mar 2021

Research article | 04 Mar 2021

Comparative study on immersion freezing utilizing single-droplet levitation methods

Miklós Szakáll et al.

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The freezing of cloud drops is promoted by ice-nucleating particles immersed in the drops. This process is essential to understand ice and subsequent precipitation formation in clouds. We investigated the efficiency of several particle types to trigger immersion freezing with two single-drop levitation techniques: a wind tunnel and an acoustic levitator. The evaluation accounted for different conditions during our two series of experiments, which is also applicable to future comparison studies.
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