Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 21–33, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-21-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 21–33, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-21-2016

Research article 14 Jan 2016

Research article | 14 Jan 2016

Observational estimates of detrainment and entrainment in non-precipitating shallow cumulus

M. S. Norgren et al.

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AR by Patrick Chuang on behalf of the Authors (27 May 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jul 2015) by Geraint Vaughan
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Aug 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Sep 2015)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Sep 2015) by Geraint Vaughan
AR by Patrick Chuang on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (17 Nov 2015) by Geraint Vaughan
AR by Patrick Chuang on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Dec 2015) by Geraint Vaughan
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Short summary
Clouds transport air from near the surface to higher altitudes. However, the amount of air transported in this way is poorly understood. In this study, measurements from aircraft of small clouds over Texas show that the amount is limited to the volume of the visible cloud and not more. This means that these clouds are not very effective at transporting pollution and moisture to upper reaches of the atmosphere, which in turn affects their redistribution and wider impact.
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