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The roles of dynamical variability and aerosols in cirrus cloud formation

Kärcher B, Ström J...(+2 more)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 3, issue 3 (2003) pp. 823-838

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The probability of occurrence of ice crystal number densities in young cirrus clouds is examined based on airborne measurements. The observations have been carried out at midlatitudes in both hemispheres at equivalent latitudes (52-55°N/S) during the same season (local autumn in 2000). The in situ measurements considered in the present study include temperatures, vertical velocities, and total ice crystal concentrations, the latter determined with high precision and accuracy using a counterflow virtual impactor. Most young cirrus clouds typically contain high number densities (1-10 cm-3) of small (diameter

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