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3D printing gives new insights into the falling behavior of atmospheric ice particles

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This study revisits a relatively old topic using a new technology, 3D printing. The authors use 3D-printed analogues of various ice crystal shapes to study the fall velocity dependence on shape, important for the lifetime of cirrus clouds and cloud microphysics generally. The analogues allow parameterizations of fall velocity to be further tested and refined with control over the precise shapes under consideration. 


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