Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1475–1494, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1475-2018

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1475–1494, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1475-2018

Research article 02 Feb 2018

Research article | 02 Feb 2018

Relating large-scale subsidence to convection development in Arctic mixed-phase marine stratocumulus

Gillian Young et al.

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Large-scale subsidence, associated with high-pressure systems, is often used in cloud-resolving models to maintain the height of boundary layer clouds; however, its influence on the small-scale interactions in mixed-phase clouds has not been previously investigated. Using large-eddy simulations, we have identified a relationship between subsidence and convection development in such clouds, with implications for mixed-phase boundary layer clouds forming in the ocean-exposed Arctic regions.
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