Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4015–4031, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4015-2018

Special issue: ML-CIRRUS – the airborne experiment on natural cirrus...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4015–4031, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4015-2018

Research article 11 Jul 2018

Research article | 11 Jul 2018

Ice particle sampling from aircraft – influence of the probing position on the ice water content

Armin Afchine et al.

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AR by Martina Krämer on behalf of the Authors (19 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Mar 2018) by Darrel Baumgardner
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Apr 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Apr 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Apr 2018) by Darrel Baumgardner
AR by Martina Krämer on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 May 2018) by Darrel Baumgardner
RR by Greg McFarquhar (29 May 2018)
RR by Alexei Korolev (13 Jun 2018)
ED: Publish as is (13 Jun 2018) by Darrel Baumgardner
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The ice water content (IWC) of cirrus clouds is an essential parameter that determines their radiative properties and is thus important for climate simulations. Experimental investigations of IWCs measured on board research aircraft reveal that their accuracy is influenced by the sampling position. IWCs detected at the aircraft roof deviate significantly from wing, side or bottom IWCs. The reasons are deflections of the gas streamlines and ice particle trajectories behind the aircraft cockpit.