Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14317–14329, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14317–14329, 2016

Research article 17 Nov 2016

Research article | 17 Nov 2016

Application of a new scheme of cloud base droplet nucleation in a spectral (bin) microphysics cloud model: sensitivity to aerosol size distribution

Eyal Ilotoviz and Alexander Khain


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Oct 2016) by Barbara Ervens
Short summary
In this paper the evolution of deep convective clouds is simulated under different aerosol loading. The simulations are performed using a spectral-bin microphysics model in which droplet concentration at cloud base is calculated using a new analytical method. The effect of this accurate calculation of droplet concentration is analyzed by comparison with a standard method. The role of the smallest CCN in the aerosol spectra is investigated.
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