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Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 414–431 | Cite as

The quantitative growth law of ice crystals and its new model

  • Wang Angsheng
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Abstract

An improved new wedge-shaped chamber of ice thermal diffusion has been used to get a more complete and overall growth law of ice crystals. Based on more than 4,000 data, a quantitative growth law of ice crystals in an ice supersaturation and temperature field has been presented. A new method for quantitatively indicating the form of different kinds of ice crystals has been suggested. The growth rates of ice crystals at different temperatures and ice supersaturations have been studied. A quantitative comparison of static and dynamic experiments for ice crystal growth has also been presented. Finally, the author gives new models of ice crystal growth law in temperature-ice supersaturation or vapor density excess field.

Keywords

Water Saturation Thin Plate Atmospheric Science Dynamic Experiment Vapor Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Angsheng
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  1. 1.Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsAcademia SinicaBeijing

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