Claudia Mignani
Assistant / PhD candidate
Claudia Mignani
Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Departement Umweltwissenschaften
FG Alewell

Assistant / PhD candidate

Bernoullistrasse 30/32
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 36 28

Research Area

In my ongoing doctoral studies, I research ice formation in clouds. Particularly, I am interested in understanding the relevance of ice-nucleating particles and ice multiplication in mixed-phase clouds and their effect on precipitation. My major research is based on field measurements and includes ice formation at moderate supercooling (i.e. at temperatures around -15 °C).

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2017 present PhD, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel
Supervisors: Prof. C. Alewell, Prof. M. Kalberer; Mentor: Dr. F. Conen
Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (Grant number: 169620)

2014 MSc, Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich

2012 BSc, Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich


Miller, A. J., Brennan, K. P., Mignani, C., Wieder, J., David, R. O., and Borduas-Dedekind, N.: Development of the drop Freezing Ice Nuclei Counter (FINC) and use of soluble lignin as an atmospheric ice nucleation standard, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss.,, in review, 2020.

Lauber, A., Henneberger, J., Mignani, C., Ramelli, F., Pasquier, J. T., Wieder, J., Hervo, M., and Lohmann, U.: Continuous secondary ice production initiated by updrafts through the melting layer in mountainous regions, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,, in review, 2020.

Ramelli, F., Henneberger, J., David, R. O., Bühl, J., Radenz, M., Seifert, P., Wieder, J., Lauber, A., Pasquier, J. T., Engelmann, R., Mignani, C., Hervo, M., and Lohmann, U.: Microphysical investigation of the seeder and feeder region of an Alpine mixed-phase cloud, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,, in review, 2020.

Mignani, C., Wieder, J., Sprenger, M. A., Kanji, Z. A., Henneberger, J., Alewell, C., and Conen, F.: Towards parametrising atmospheric concentrations of ice nucleating particles active at moderate supercooling, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,, in review, 2020.

Creamean, J. M., Mignani, C., Bukowiecki, N., and Conen, F.: Using freezing spectra characteristics to identify ice-nucleating particle populations during the winter in the Alps, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,19, 8123-8140,, 2019.

Mignani, C., Creamean, J. M., Zimmermann, L., Alewell, C., and Conen, F.: New type of evidence for secondary ice formation at around −15 °C in mixed-phase clouds. Atmos. Chem. Phys.,19, 877–886,, 2019.

Last Update Nov. 2020

Title Status
Relevance of biological particles in atmospheric ice formation at moderate supercooling Complete