Journal cover Journal topic
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 5.414 IF 5.414
  • IF 5-year value: 5.958 IF 5-year
    5.958
  • CiteScore value: 9.7 CiteScore
    9.7
  • SNIP value: 1.517 SNIP 1.517
  • IPP value: 5.61 IPP 5.61
  • SJR value: 2.601 SJR 2.601
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 191 Scimago H
    index 191
  • h5-index value: 89 h5-index 89
Volume 16, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9421–9433, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9421-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9421–9433, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9421-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 29 Jul 2016

Research article | 29 Jul 2016

Conditions for super-adiabatic droplet growth after entrainment mixing

Fan Yang et al.

Related authors

Characterization and first results from LACIS-T: a moist-air wind tunnel to study aerosol–cloud–turbulence interactions
Dennis Niedermeier, Jens Voigtländer, Silvio Schmalfuß, Daniel Busch, Jörg Schumacher, Raymond A. Shaw, and Frank Stratmann
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2015–2033, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2015-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2015-2020, 2020
Short summary
The enhancement of droplet collision by electric charges and atmospheric electric fields
Shian Guo and Huiwen Xue
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2019-1140,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2019-1140, 2020
Revised manuscript under review for ACP
Short summary
Turbulence-induced cloud voids: observation and interpretation
Katarzyna Karpińska, Jonathan F. E. Bodenschatz, Szymon P. Malinowski, Jakub L. Nowak, Steffen Risius, Tina Schmeissner, Raymond A. Shaw, Holger Siebert, Hengdong Xi, Haitao Xu, and Eberhard Bodenschatz
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4991–5003, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4991-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4991-2019, 2019
Short summary
A method for computing the three-dimensional radial distribution function of cloud particles from holographic images
Michael L. Larsen and Raymond A. Shaw
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4261–4272, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4261-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4261-2018, 2018
Short summary
Cloud droplet size distribution broadening during diffusional growth: ripening amplified by deactivation and reactivation
Fan Yang, Pavlos Kollias, Raymond A. Shaw, and Andrew M. Vogelmann
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7313–7328, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7313-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7313-2018, 2018
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Clouds and Precipitation | Research Activity: Atmospheric Modelling | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
Diffusional growth of cloud droplets in homogeneous isotropic turbulence: DNS, scaled-up DNS, and stochastic model
Lois Thomas, Wojciech W. Grabowski, and Bipin Kumar
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9087–9100, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-9087-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-9087-2020, 2020
Short summary
Differences in tropical high clouds among reanalyses: origins and radiative impacts
Jonathon S. Wright, Xiaoyi Sun, Paul Konopka, Kirstin Krüger, Bernard Legras, Andrea M. Molod, Susann Tegtmeier, Guang J. Zhang, and Xi Zhao
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 8989–9030, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-8989-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-8989-2020, 2020
Short summary
Vertical redistribution of moisture and aerosol in orographic mixed-phase clouds
Annette K. Miltenberger, Paul R. Field, Adrian H. Hill, and Andrew J. Heymsfield
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7979–8001, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-7979-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-7979-2020, 2020
Short summary
Improving the Southern Ocean cloud albedo biases in a general circulation model
Vidya Varma, Olaf Morgenstern, Paul Field, Kalli Furtado, Jonny Williams, and Patrick Hyder
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7741–7751, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-7741-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-7741-2020, 2020
Short summary
Evaluation of Southern Ocean cloud in the HadGEM3 general circulation model and MERRA-2 reanalysis using ship-based observations
Peter Kuma, Adrian J. McDonald, Olaf Morgenstern, Simon P. Alexander, John J. Cassano, Sally Garrett, Jamie Halla, Sean Hartery, Mike J. Harvey, Simon Parsons, Graeme Plank, Vidya Varma, and Jonny Williams
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6607–6630, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6607-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6607-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Andrejczuk, M., Grabowski, W. W., Malinowski, S. P., and Smolarkiewicz, P. K.: Numerical simulation of cloud-clear air interfacial mixing: Effects on cloud microphysics, J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 3204–3225, 2006.
Andrejczuk, M., Grabowski, W. W., Malinowski, S. P., and Smolarkiewicz, P. K.: Numerical simulation of cloud-clear air interfacial mixing: homogeneous vs. inhomogeneous mixing, J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2493–2500, 2009.
Baker, M., Corbin, R., and Latham, J.: The influence of entrainment on the evolution of cloud droplet spectra: I. A model of inhomogeneous mixing, Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 106, 581–598, 1980.
Beals, M. J., Fugal, J. P., Shaw, R. A., Lu, J., Spuler, S. M., and Stith, J. L.: Holographic measurements of inhomogeneous cloud mixing at the centimeter scale, Science, 350, 87–90, 2015.
Beard, K. V. and Ochs III, H. T.: Warm-rain initiation: An overview of microphysical mechanisms, J. Appl. Meteorol., 32, 608–625, 1993.
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
When dry air is mixed into a cloud, droplets evaporate. If the diluted cloud mixture continues to rise, the remaining droplets will grow. In this work we show theoretically and computationally that a critical height exists, above which the droplets in a mixed, diluted cloud volume become larger than those in an undiluted volume. An environment that is humid and aerosol free is most favorable for producing such large droplets, which may contribute to the onset of precipitation formation.
When dry air is mixed into a cloud, droplets evaporate. If the diluted cloud mixture continues...
Citation
Final-revised paper
Preprint