Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5877–5892, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5877-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5877–5892, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5877-2017

Research article 12 May 2017

Research article | 12 May 2017

Sensitivity study of cloud parameterizations with relative dispersion in CAM5.1: impacts on aerosol indirect effects

Xiaoning Xie et al.

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AR by Xiaoning Xie on behalf of the Authors (28 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Apr 2017) by Johannes Quaas
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Apr 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (13 Apr 2017) by Johannes Quaas
AR by Xiaoning Xie on behalf of the Authors (17 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Apr 2017) by Johannes Quaas
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Short summary
New complete cloud parameterizations of cloud droplet effective radius and the two-moment cloud-to-rain autoconversion process explicitly accounting for dispersion are implemented into CAM5.1. The results show that the consideration of dispersion effect can significantly reduce the changes induced by anthropogenic aerosols in the cloud-top effective radius and the liquid water path, which reduces the AIF substantially at a global scale, especially in the Northern Hemisphere.
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