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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Abdelmonem, A., Järvinen, E., Duft, D., Hirst, E., Vogt, S., Leisner, T., and Schnaiter, M.: PHIPS–HALO: the airborne Particle Habit Imaging and Polar Scattering probe – Part 1: Design and operation, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3131–3144,, 2016. a, b
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UCAR/NCAR-EOL: NCAR HCR radar and HSRL lidar moments data, Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR – Earth Observing Laboratory,, 2018. a
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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.