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Effects Of Impurities And Growth Rate On Ice Crystal Morphology: The Mechanistic Link
Author(s): Richard L Pitter; William G Finnegan
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Paper Abstract

The attenuation of visible and infrared radiation by atmospheric ice particles is influenced by the wavelength of the radiation, the particle size, the detailed particle shape, and its orientation with respect to the incident beam. Our studies have revealed the importance of soluble ionic salts and growth rate on the detailed shapes of ice crystals. The mechanisms of crystal growth from the vapor are intimately linked to crystal morphology. Thus, from the study of morphological details of ice crystals, the crystal growth mechanisms are deduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1060, Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation and High Energy Beam Propagation Through the Atmosphere, (8 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951747
Show Author Affiliations
Richard L Pitter, Atmospheric Sciences Center (United States)
William G Finnegan, Atmospheric Sciences Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1060:
Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation and High Energy Beam Propagation Through the Atmosphere
Robert A. Fisher; LeRoy E. Wilson, Editor(s)

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