Articles | Volume 15, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10631–10643, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-10631-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10631–10643, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-10631-2015

Research article 25 Sep 2015

Research article | 25 Sep 2015

The role of ice nuclei recycling in the maintenance of cloud ice in Arctic mixed-phase stratocumulus

A. Solomon et al.

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AR by Amy Solomon on behalf of the Authors (31 Jul 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Aug 2015) by Corinna Hoose
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Aug 2015)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (07 Sep 2015) by Corinna Hoose
AR by Amy Solomon on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Sep 2015) by Corinna Hoose
AR by Amy Solomon on behalf of the Authors (14 Sep 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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The maintenance of cloud ice production in Arctic mixed-phase stratocumulus is investigated in large eddy simulations that include a prognostic ice nuclei (IN) formulation and a diurnal cycle. It is demonstrated that IN recycling through subcloud sublimation prolongs ice production. Competing feedbacks between dynamical mixing and recycling are found to slow the rate of ice lost. The results of this study have important implications for the maintenance of phase partitioning in Arctic clouds.
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