Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 214–218 | Cite as

Ice Particle Formation in the Lower Stratosphere

  • A. E. Aloyan
  • A. N. YermakovEmail author
  • V. O. Arutyunyan
Chemical Physics of Atmospheric Phenomena


Field observation data on aerosol ice particles in the lower stratosphere and the results of laboratory modeling of their microphysics are considered. A model of ice particle formation in the lower stratosphere is described using classical nucleation theory. The results of computational experiments indicate that the formation of the ice phase in supercooled ternary solutions can occur only if these liquid particles are supercooled (~3 K), which is consistent with the data from field observation data.


ice aerosol particles homogeneous nucleation microphysics polar stratospheric clouds 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Aloyan
    • 1
  • A. N. Yermakov
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. O. Arutyunyan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Numerical MathematicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Tal’rose Institute of Energy Problems of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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