Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7237–7250, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7237–7250, 2018

Research article 25 May 2018

Research article | 25 May 2018

Competition for water vapour results in suppression of ice formation in mixed-phase clouds

Emma L. Simpson et al.


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AR by Emma Simpson on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Mar 2018) by Xiaohong Liu
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Mar 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 Apr 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Apr 2018) by Xiaohong Liu
Short summary
This study explores the process of ice formation in clouds by conducting computer model simulations and laboratory experiments in a cloud chamber. We show that the formation of ice in clouds can be limited by the presence of atmospheric aerosol particles and that further research is required to identify the requirements for freezing, e.g. minimum mass of water, in order to accurately calculate ice formation and thus improve climate and weather prediction.
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