Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Research article
09 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 09 Mar 2020

Scanning polarization lidar LOSA-M3: opportunity for research of crystalline particle orientation in the ice clouds

Grigorii P. Kokhanenko, Yurii S. Balin, Marina G. Klemasheva, Sergei V. Nasonov, Mikhail M. Novoselov, Iogannes E. Penner, and Svetlana V. Samoilova


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AR by Grigorii Kokhanenko on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Jan 2020) by Ulla Wandinger
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Jan 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (15 Jan 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish as is (26 Jan 2020) by Ulla Wandinger
Short summary
Cirrus clouds consist of crystals (plates, needles) that can orient themselves in space as a result of free fall. This leads to the appearance of various types of optical halo and to specular reflection of solar radiation. The presence of such particles significantly affects the passage of thermal radiation through the mid- and high-level ice clouds. Using the properties of polarization, a scanning lidar makes it possible to identify cloud areas with oriented crystals.