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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17371–17386, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17371-2018
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17371–17386, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17371-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 07 Dec 2018

Research article | 07 Dec 2018

Arctic ice clouds over northern Sweden: microphysical properties studied with the Balloon-borne Ice Cloud particle Imager B-ICI

Veronika Wolf et al.
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Balloon-borne measurements of microphysical properties of Arctic ice clouds have been performed with an in situ particle imager and been analyzed for the first time with respect to how the ice particles have formed. Ice particle size, shape and number show large variations from cloud to cloud, which cannot be explained with local conditions only, and rather depend on conditions at cloud formation. Taking this into account when parametrizing ice cloud properties may improve retrievals and models.
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