Articles | Volume 22, issue 15
Research article
01 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 01 Aug 2022

Retrieving ice-nucleating particle concentration and ice multiplication factors using active remote sensing validated by in situ observations

Jörg Wieder, Nikola Ihn, Claudia Mignani, Moritz Haarig, Johannes Bühl, Patric Seifert, Ronny Engelmann, Fabiola Ramelli, Zamin A. Kanji, Ulrike Lohmann, and Jan Henneberger


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-67', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-67', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jörg Wieder on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Jun 2022) by Anne Perring

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Jörg Wieder on behalf of the Authors (20 Jul 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (24 Jul 2022) by Anne Perring
Short summary
Ice formation and its evolution in mixed-phase clouds are still uncertain. We evaluate the lidar retrieval of ice-nucleating particle concentration in dust-dominated and continental air masses over the Swiss Alps with in situ observations. A calibration factor to improve the retrieval from continental air masses is proposed. Ice multiplication factors are obtained with a new method utilizing remote sensing. Our results indicate that secondary ice production occurs at temperatures down to −30 °C.
Final-revised paper