Articles | Volume 10, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4639–4657, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4639-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4639–4657, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4639-2017

Research article 01 Dec 2017

Research article | 01 Dec 2017

Using depolarization to quantify ice nucleating particle concentrations: a new method

Jake Zenker et al.

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We have developed a new method which employs single particle depolarization to determine ice nucleating particle (INP) concentrations and to differentiate between ice crystals, water droplets, and aerosols. The method is used to interpret measurements collected using the Texas A&M Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber (TAMU CFDC) coupled to a Cloud and Aerosol Spectrometer with Polarization (CASPOL). This new method extends the range of operating conditions for the CFDC to higher supersaturations.