Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3855–3870, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3855–3870, 2021

Research article 15 Mar 2021

Research article | 15 Mar 2021

Continuous secondary-ice production initiated by updrafts through the melting layer in mountainous regions

Annika Lauber et al.


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ED: Publish as is (02 Feb 2021) by Daniel Knopf
Short summary
An accurate prediction of the ice crystal number concentration (ICNC) is important to determine the radiation budget, lifetime, and precipitation formation of clouds. Even though secondary-ice processes can increase the ICNC by several orders of magnitude, they are poorly constrained and lack a well-founded quantification. During measurements on a mountain slope, a high ICNC of small ice crystals was observed just below 0 °C, attributed to a secondary-ice process and parametrized in this study.
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