Articles | Volume 10, issue 8
Research article
23 Aug 2017
Research article |  | 23 Aug 2017

A statistical comparison of cirrus particle size distributions measured using the 2-D stereo probe during the TC4, SPARTICUS, and MACPEX flight campaigns with historical cirrus datasets

M. Christian Schwartz


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ED: Publish as is (30 Jun 2017) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
Short summary
Measurements of ice cloud particle populations are needed to improve climate and weather prediction. This paper makes a comparison between ice cloud particle populations measured using two different airborne cloud particle probes. It is concluded that measurements of particle populations from older probes are similar to those from newer probes, except in total numbers of particles counted. Therefore, more airborne studies of ice clouds need to be made using newer cloud particle probes.