Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Research article
04 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 04 Feb 2019

Understanding aerosol–cloud interactions through modeling the development of orographic cumulus congestus during IPHEx

Yajuan Duan, Markus D. Petters, and Ana P. Barros


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (05 Oct 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Oct 2018) by Hailong Wang
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (23 Oct 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (25 Oct 2018) by Hailong Wang
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Dec 2018) by Hailong Wang
Short summary
A new cloud parcel model that simulates entrainment, condensational growth, and collision–coalescence processes is presented and evaluated against airborne observations in complex terrain during IPHEx. Analysis of model simulations reveals that nonlinear interactions among turbulent dispersion, activation, and droplet growth processes modulate spectral width and explain the emergence of bimodal cloud drop spectra in aircraft measurements from different cloud regions and at different heights.
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