Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 159–177, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-159-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 159–177, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-159-2016

Research article 20 Jan 2016

Research article | 20 Jan 2016

In situ characterization of mixed phase clouds using the Small Ice Detector and the Particle Phase Discriminator

P. Vochezer et al.

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To study clouds constituting of liquid droplets as well as ice particles we used the latest versions of the Small Ice Detector which record high resolution scattering patterns of individual small cloud particles. In the case of a droplet its precise size is obtained and for ice particles its shape is deduced from the scattering pattern.We present results from artificial clouds at the AIDA cloud chamber and natural clouds probed at a mountain top station as well as from an aircraft in the arctic.