Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8707–8725, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8707-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8707–8725, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8707-2018

Research article 21 Jun 2018

Research article | 21 Jun 2018

Investigating the role of dust in ice nucleation within clouds and further effects on the regional weather system over East Asia – Part 1: model development and validation

Lin Su and Jimmy C. H. Fung

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A new treatment was implemented into a microphysics scheme in WRF-Chem to quantify and evaluate the effect of dust on the ice nucleation process. The simulation of atmospheric IWC during a typical dust-intensive period over East Asia was substantially improved with the effect of dust considered in the model. In addition, sensitivity experiments were carried out to optimize the parameters used in the implemented treatment.
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