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For the first time, real-case simulations of ship tracks are performed at the 2km scale and evaluated against observations. Simulations show that ship tracks are quantitatively and qualitatively captured by the model. Therefore, this approach could be used to evaluate the interplay between parameterisations for aerosol–cloud interactions which occur, in the case of ship tracks, in spatially defined regions and under constrained environmental conditions.
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Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2185–2201, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-2185-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2185–2201, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-2185-2015

Research article 27 Feb 2015

Research article | 27 Feb 2015

Real-case simulations of aerosol–cloud interactions in ship tracks over the Bay of Biscay

A. Possner et al.

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For the first time, real-case simulations of ship tracks are performed at the 2km scale and evaluated against observations. Simulations show that ship tracks are quantitatively and qualitatively captured by the model. Therefore, this approach could be used to evaluate the interplay between parameterisations for aerosol–cloud interactions which occur, in the case of ship tracks, in spatially defined regions and under constrained environmental conditions.
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