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Supersaturation Variability and cirrus ice crystal size distributions

Kärcher, Bernd and Dörnbrack, Andreas and Sölch, Ingo (2014) Supersaturation Variability and cirrus ice crystal size distributions. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, pp. 2905-2926. American Meteorological Society. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-13-0404.1 ISSN 0022-4928

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Abstract

Small-scale dynamical variability affects atmospheric supersaturation and therefore the development of ice clouds via uptake of water vapor on ice crystals. This variability and its implications for ice growth are difficult to capture experimentally and theoretically. By interpreting supersaturation as a stochastic variable, the authors examine the average temporal behavior of, and the link between, supersaturation fluctuations and ice crystal size distributions in upper-tropospheric cirrus clouds. The authors classify cirrus types according to their ability to dampen supersaturation fluctuations owing to depositional growth of cloud ice and study how size distributions in them respond to supersaturation variability, investigating the possibility of the occurrence of ice-supersaturated states within cirrus.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103836/
Document Type:Article
Title:Supersaturation Variability and cirrus ice crystal size distributions
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kärcher, BerndDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Dörnbrack, AndreasDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Sölch, IngoDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1175/JAS-D-13-0404.1
Page Range:pp. 2905-2926
Publisher:American Meteorological Society
ISSN:0022-4928
Status:Published
Keywords:Wolkenphysik
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Transport Meteorology
Deposited By: Kärcher, Prof. Bernd
Deposited On:11 Apr 2016 11:37
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:01

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