Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4209–4227, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4209-2017

Special issue: Aerosol-Cloud Coupling And Climate Interactions in the Arctic...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4209–4227, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4209-2017

Research article 29 Mar 2017

Research article | 29 Mar 2017

Microphysical sensitivity of coupled springtime Arctic stratocumulus to modelled primary ice over the ice pack, marginal ice, and ocean

Gillian Young et al.

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AR by Gillian Young on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Feb 2017) by Lynn M. Russell
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Feb 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Mar 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Mar 2017) by Lynn M. Russell
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Arctic mixed-phase clouds are poorly represented in numerical models, due in part to an overpredicted ice phase. Here, we examine the sensitivity of cloud structure, evolution, and lifetime to modelled primary ice number concentrations over three different surfaces – sea ice, marginal ice, and ocean – to investigate the dependency on both the ice phase and dynamics induced from surface fluxes.
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