Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

Presented by Dr. Lukas Pfitzenmaier, Integrated Remote Sensing, Meteorology & Geophysics, University of Cologne, Germany

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:00 am — Buidling 815 Conference Room

Mixed phase clouds contain both ice particles and super-cooled cloud water droplets in the same volume of air. Currently, one of the main challenges is to observe and understand how ice particles grow by interacting with liquid water within the mixed-phase clouds. In the mid latitudes this process is one of the most efficient processes for precipitation formation. It is particularly important to understand under which conditions growth processes are most efficient within such clouds. The observation of microphysical cloud properties from the ground is one possible approach to study the liquid-ice interaction that play a role on the ice crystal growth processes. In the seminar I will give an overview on spectral polarimetric radar measurements and what the observations can tell us about ice particle growth within mid-latitude precipitation mid-latitude cloud systems.

Hosted by: Pavlos Kollias

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