Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 511–529, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-511-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 511–529, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-511-2021

Research article 25 Jan 2021

Research article | 25 Jan 2021

Linking rain into ice microphysics across the melting layer in stratiform rain: a closure study

Kamil Mróz et al.

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The article examines the relationship between the characteristics of rain and the properties of the ice cloud from which the rain originated. Our results confirm the widely accepted assumption that the mass flux through the melting zone is well preserved with an exception of extreme aggregation and riming conditions. Moreover, it is shown that the mean (mass-weighted) size of particles above and below the melting zone is strongly linked, with the former being on average larger.