Laboratory Investigation of Contact Freezing and the Aerosol to Ice Crystal Transformation Process
This project has been focused on the following objectives: 1. Investigations of the physical processes governing immersion versus contact nucleation, specifically surface-induced crystallization; 2. Development of a quadrupole particle trap with full thermodynamic control over the temperature range 0 to –40 °C and precisely controlled water vapor saturation ratios for continuous, single-particle measurement of the aerosol to ice crystal transformation process for realistic ice nuclei; 3. Understanding the role of ice nucleation in determining the microphysical properties of mixed-phase clouds, within a framework that allows bridging between laboratory and field measurements.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CLOUDS; NUCLEATION; ICE Clouds; Nucleation; Ice
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