Nitric acid particles in cold thick ice clouds observed at global scale: Link with lightning, temperature, and upper tropospheric water vapor

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Chepfer, H.; Minnis, P.; Dubuisson, P.; Chiriaco, Marjolaine; Sun-Mack, S.; Rivière, E.D.;
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1029/2005JD006602
  • Subject: [ PHYS.PHYS.PHYS-AO-PH ] Physics [physics]/Physics [physics]/Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics [] | nitric acid | [ SDU.STU.ME ] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Meteorology | ice clouds | [PHYS.PHYS.PHYS-AO-PH]Physics [physics]/Physics [physics]/Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics [] | [SDU.STU.ME]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Meteorology | global scale

International audience; Signatures of nitric acid particles (NAP) in cold thick ice clouds have been derived from satellite observations. Most NAP are detected in the tropics (9 to 20% of clouds with T < 202.5 K). Higher occurrences were found in the rare midlatitudes v... View more
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