Ice Cloud Formation Mechanisms Inferred from in situ Measurements of Particle Number-size Distribution

  • Y. Tobo
  • D. Zhang
  • Y. Iwasaka
  • G. -Y. Shi
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Ice crystals in cirrus clouds are formed via homogeneous or heterogeneous pathway. This work addresses in situ measurements of ice crystal concentrations in the region that is thought to be in a favorable condition for ice nucleation. Based on a series of measurements by a balloon-borne optical particle counter, possible scenarios of ice cloud formations will be discussed.

Keywords Balloon-borne measurements, optical particle counter, ice crystals, homogeneous and heterogeneous ice nucleation

Keywords

Dust Convection Supersaturation Benz 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Tobo
    • 1
  • D. Zhang
    • 2
  • Y. Iwasaka
    • 3
  • G. -Y. Shi
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of Natural Science and TechnologyKanazawa UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Environmental and Symbiotic SciencesPrefectural University of KumamotoJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Natural and Environmental TechnologyKanazawa UniversityJapan
  4. 4.Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsChinese Academy of ScienceChina

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