Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1273–1285, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1273–1285, 2020

Research article 16 Mar 2020

Research article | 16 Mar 2020

Microphysical properties and fall speed measurements of snow ice crystals using the Dual Ice Crystal Imager (D-ICI)

Thomas Kuhn and Sandra Vázquez-Martín


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Short summary
Directly measured shape and fall speed are two important parameters needed for models and remote sensing. This can be done by the new Dual Ice Crystal Imager (D-ICI) instrument, which takes two high-resolution pictures of falling snow crystals from two different angles. Fall speed is measured by doubly exposing the side-view picture. Size and shape are determined from the second picture providing the top view of the snow crystal. D-ICI has been tested on the ground in Kiruna, northern Sweden.