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Jiwen Fan, Yuan Wang, Daniel Rosenfeld, and Xiaohong Liu

supercooled liquid droplets and ice crystals. It is a dominant cloud type during the colder three-quarters of the year in the Arctic, with liquid on top and ice forming and precipitating beneath ( Pinto 1998 ; Curry et al. 2000 ). Arctic mixed-phase clouds (AMPC) are often long lived and can persist for several days ( Morrison et al. 2011 ). At lower latitudes, mixed-phase stratiform clouds can occur from deep convection or form from synoptic-scale midlatitude weather systems ( Hogan et al. 2004

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