Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3049–3070, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3049–3070, 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.


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AR by Fritz Waitz on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Feb 2021) by Andreas Macke
RR by V. Shcherbakov (17 Feb 2021)
RR by Greg McFarquhar (01 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish as is (01 Mar 2021) by Andreas Macke
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.