Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Research article
26 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 26 Jan 2018

Impact of aerosols on ice crystal size

Bin Zhao, Kuo-Nan Liou, Yu Gu, Jonathan H. Jiang, Qinbin Li, Rong Fu, Lei Huang, Xiaohong Liu, Xiangjun Shi, Hui Su, and Cenlin He


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AR by Bin Zhao on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Nov 2017) by Qiang Fu
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Nov 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Nov 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Dec 2017) by Qiang Fu
AR by Bin Zhao on behalf of the Authors (16 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The interactions between aerosols and ice clouds represent one of the largest uncertainties among anthropogenic forcings on climate change. We find that the responses of ice crystal effective radius, a key parameter determining ice clouds' net radiative effect, to aerosol loadings are modulated by water vapor amount and vary from a significant negative correlation in moist conditions (consistent with the “Twomey effect” for liquid clouds) to a strong positive correlation in dry conditions.
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