Articles | Volume 23, issue 11
Research article
02 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2023

Re-evaluating cloud chamber constraints on depositional ice growth in cirrus clouds – Part 1: Model description and sensitivity tests

Kara D. Lamb, Jerry Y. Harrington, Benjamin W. Clouser, Elisabeth J. Moyer, Laszlo Sarkozy, Volker Ebert, Ottmar Möhler, and Harald Saathoff


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-733', Jon Nelson, 09 Dec 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-733', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Dec 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-733', Kara Lamb, 06 Mar 2023
  • AC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-733', Kara Lamb, 06 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Kara Lamb on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Mar 2023) by Aurélien Podglajen
RR by Jon Nelson (04 Apr 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Apr 2023) by Aurélien Podglajen
AR by Kara Lamb on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This study investigates how ice grows directly from vapor in cirrus clouds by comparing observations of populations of ice crystals growing in a cloud chamber against models developed in the context of single-crystal laboratory studies. We demonstrate that previous discrepancies between different experimental measurements do not necessarily point to different physical interpretations but are rather due to assumptions that were made in terms of how experiments were modeled in previous studies.
Final-revised paper