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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3621–3643, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3621-2019
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3621–3643, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3621-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 21 Mar 2019

Research article | 21 Mar 2019

A novel approach for characterizing the variability in mass–dimension relationships: results from MC3E

Joseph A. Finlon et al.

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A new approach describing the relationship between ice crystal mass (m) and dimension (D) is derived, characterizing it as a set of equally realizable parameters based on the natural variability in cloud conditions observed by aircraft over the Great Plains. Results from this approach address shortcomings of microphysical parameterization schemes and remote sensing retrievals that employ a single mD relation for a given ice species or environment.
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