A microphysics guide to cirrus clouds – Part 1: Cirrus types

The microphysical and radiative properties of cirrus clouds continue to be beyond understanding and thus still represent one of the largest uncertainties in the prediction of the Earth’s climate (IPCC, 2013). Our study aims to provide a guide to cirrus microphysics, which is compiled from an extensive set of model simulations, covering the broad range of atmospheric conditions for cirrus formation and evolution.

- "Martina Krämer1, Christian Rolf1, Anna Luebke1,a, Armin Afchine1, Nicole Spelten1, Anja Costa1, Jessica Meyer1,b, Martin Zöger2, Jessica Smith3, Robert L. Herman4, Bernhard Buchholz5,c, Volker Ebert5, Darrel Baumgardner6, Stephan Borrmann7, Marcus Klingebiel7,d, and Linnea Avallone8,a"