Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7171–7185, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-7171-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7171–7185, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-7171-2021

Research article 11 May 2021

Research article | 11 May 2021

Captured cirrus ice particles in high definition

Nathan Magee et al.

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AR by Nathan Magee on behalf of the Authors (05 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Jan 2021) by Martina Krämer
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The cryo-electron microscopy images and analysis in this paper result from the first balloon-borne capture, preservation, and high-resolution imaging of ice particles from cirrus clouds. The images show cirrus particle complexity in unprecedented detail, revealing unexpected morphology, a mixture of surface roughness scales and patterns, embedded aerosols, and a large variety of habits within a single cloud. The results should inform ongoing efforts to refine modeling of cirrus radiative impact.
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