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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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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