Horizontal scales of ice-supersaturated regions

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Spichtinger, Peter ; Leschner, Martin (2016)
  • Publisher: Tellus B
  • Journal: Tellus B (issn: 1600-0889, eissn: 0280-6509)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/tellusb.v68.29020
  • Subject: Meteorology. Climatology | QC851-999 | multiple scales | ice supersaturation; multiple scales; ice clouds | ice supersaturation | ice clouds

Ice-supersaturated regions (ISSRs) as seen from routine measurements onboard commercial long-distance aircrafts are investigated. We use data in the time interval 1995–1999 for investigating properties of ISSRs as pathlengths and distances between ISSRs. Additionally, the horizontal separation of ISSRs and the gradients of relative humidity over ice at the edges of ISSRs are evaluated. Here, we concentrate on the representation of large-scale features of ISSRs vs. small-scale variations. We additionally use idealised simulations for investigating the connection between small-scale relative humidity variations and variability on larger scales.Keywords: ice supersaturation, multiple scales, ice clouds(Published: 4 March 2016)Citation: Tellus B 2016, 68, 29020, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusb.v68.29020
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