Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12127–12141, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12127–12141, 2016

Research article 28 Sep 2016

Research article | 28 Sep 2016

Turbulence effects on warm-rain formation in precipitating shallow convection revisited

Axel Seifert and Ryo Onishi


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Sep 2016) by Graham Feingold
Short summary
In this study we investigate the effect of turbulence on rain formation in shallow clouds. Several formulations of the collision kernel for turbulent flows using different turbulence models have been suggested in recent years. Here we compare two formulations and find that, although both give a significant increase in collision rate, the differences are quite large, especially for high Reynolds numbers as they are observed in clouds.
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