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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1849-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1849-2016
Research article
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17 Feb 2016
Research article |  | 17 Feb 2016

Drizzle formation in stratocumulus clouds: effects of turbulent mixing

L. Magaritz-Ronen, M. Pinsky, and A. Khain

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The mechanism of drizzle formation in shallow stratocumulus clouds and the effect of turbulent mixing on this process are investigated using a Lagrangian-Eularian model of the cloud-topped boundary layer. It was found that first large drops form in volumes that are closest to adiabatic with extended residence near cloud top, and maximum values of LWC. Turbulent mixing was found able to delay the process of drizzle initiation but is essential for the further development of drizzle in the cloud.
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