Articles | Volume 22, issue 19
Research article
06 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 06 Oct 2022

Ice fog observed at cirrus temperatures at Dome C, Antarctic Plateau

Étienne Vignon, Lea Raillard, Christophe Genthon, Massimo Del Guasta, Andrew J. Heymsfield, Jean-Baptiste Madeleine, and Alexis Berne


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-544', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Étienne Vignon, 19 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-544', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Étienne Vignon, 19 Aug 2022
  • AC3: 'Response to editor's comments', Étienne Vignon, 19 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Étienne Vignon on behalf of the Authors (19 Aug 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (08 Sep 2022) by Martina Krämer
AR by Étienne Vignon on behalf of the Authors (08 Sep 2022)
Short summary
The near-surface atmosphere over the Antarctic Plateau is cold and pristine and resembles to a certain extent the high troposphere where cirrus clouds form. In this study, we use innovative humidity measurements at Concordia Station to study the formation of ice fogs at temperatures <−40°C. We provide observational evidence that ice fogs can form through the homogeneous freezing of solution aerosols, a common nucleation pathway for cirrus clouds.
Final-revised paper