Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3049–3070, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3049-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3049–3070, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3049-2021

Research article 27 Apr 2021

Research article | 27 Apr 2021

PHIPS-HALO: the airborne Particle Habit Imaging and Polar Scattering probe – Part 3: Single-particle phase discrimination and particle size distribution based on the angular-scattering function

Fritz Waitz et al.

Data sets

HIPS particle-by-particle data for the ACLOUD campaign in 2017 M. Schnaiter and E. Järvinen https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.902611

PHIPS-HALO Single Particle Data, Version 1.0, UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory M. Schnaiter https://doi.org/10.5065/D6639NKQ

Model code and software

PHIPS_phase_discr.m F. Waitz https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4321316

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Short summary
A major challenge in the observations of mixed-phase clouds remains the phase discrimination and sizing of cloud droplets and ice crystals, especially for particles with diameters smaller than 0.1 mm. Here, we present a new method to derive the phase and size of single cloud particles using their angular-light-scattering information. Comparisons with other in situ instruments in three case studies show good agreement.