Ice-Lollies: An ice particle generated in supercooled conveyor belts

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Abstract

On 21st January 2009, a maturing low pressure weather system approached the UK along with several associated frontal systems. As a part of the APPRAISE-Clouds project, an observational research flight took place in southern England, sampling the leading warm front of this system. During the flight, a distinctive hydrometeor type was repeatedly observed which has not been widely reported in previous studies. We refer to the hydrometeors as “drizzle-rimed columnar ice”, or “ice-lollies” for short due to their characteristic shape. We discuss the processes that led to their formation using in-situ and remote sensing data.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Early online date28 Apr 2017
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Publication statusPublished - 2017

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