Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Research article
09 Apr 2015
Research article |  | 09 Apr 2015

Revisiting Twomey's approximation for peak supersaturation

B. J. Shipway


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (10 Feb 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Feb 2015) by Athanasios Nenes
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Mar 2015)
ED: Publish as is (23 Mar 2015) by Athanasios Nenes
Short summary
A new parametrization for cloud droplet nucleation is described. This revised approach makes use of a simple look-up table which is very efficient and computationally very cheap. Adopting this approach further allows for a more accurate treatment of the necessary approximations of supersaturation evolution and ultimately leads to a more accurate calculation of peak supersaturation and hence droplet nucleation.
Final-revised paper