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A Laboratory Study of Atmospheric Ice Particles

Thomas E. HofferThe University of Chicago

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Abstract

As a means of studying ice nucleation, snow and ice pellets collected from the tops of clouds were melted and refrozen in order to determine their freezing temperatures. In all cases where a definite cloud top temperature could be assigned, the melted ice pellets froze at a temperature colder than that of the cloud top, indicating that these pellets did not originate through the heterogeneous freezing of cloud drops. Essentially no difference was indicated in the freezing temperatures of ice pellets collected on seeded and non-seeded days. A firm statement on this point could not be made as the number of observations is limited, and it is not certain that the seeding agent had been ingested into the cloud being studied.

Abstract

As a means of studying ice nucleation, snow and ice pellets collected from the tops of clouds were melted and refrozen in order to determine their freezing temperatures. In all cases where a definite cloud top temperature could be assigned, the melted ice pellets froze at a temperature colder than that of the cloud top, indicating that these pellets did not originate through the heterogeneous freezing of cloud drops. Essentially no difference was indicated in the freezing temperatures of ice pellets collected on seeded and non-seeded days. A firm statement on this point could not be made as the number of observations is limited, and it is not certain that the seeding agent had been ingested into the cloud being studied.

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