Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Research article
25 May 2018
Research article |  | 25 May 2018

Bridging the condensation–collision size gap: a direct numerical simulation of continuous droplet growth in turbulent clouds

Sisi Chen, Man-Kong Yau, Peter Bartello, and Lulin Xue


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Short summary
This paper introduces a sophisticated approach to incorporate the droplet hydrodynamic collision and condensation processes into a single DNS modeling framework. Arguably, this model provides a sophisticated approach to study the warm-rain initiation problem that has puzzled the cloud physics community for decades. The results show the increased condensation-mediated collisions when turbulence intensifies, indicating a positive impact of turbulence on droplet condensational–collisional growth.
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