Special Issue "Ice Nucleation in the Atmosphere"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2018)
This Special Issue aims to present an overview of our current understanding of atmospheric ice nucleation. Ice particles in the atmosphere contribute to the largest uncertainty in interpretations of the Earth’s changing energy budget. The large variability in number, size and shape of cirrus and mixed-phase cloud particles makes it difficult to understand and parameterize their microphysical and hence their radiative properties. Here, we call for contributions related to concentrations and ice activation properties of Ice Nucleating Particles (INP) in the atmosphere, as well as from laboratory and chamber studies. It is the aim to facilitate the exchange of knowledge in between the different approaches in this research field, that means we aim to gather contributions from all aspects: observations (ground based, airborne and space borne), simulations (process, regional and global), as well as radiative transfer and transport studies. Topics of interest are ice cloud formation, life cycle, coverage, microphysical and radiative properties, crystal shapes, sizes and variability of ice particles for mixed-phase as well as cirrus clouds.
Prof. Dr. Hinrich Grothe
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- ice nucleation mechanisms
- ice nuclei
- aging of ice nuclei
- new instruments
- surface chemistry