Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Research article
14 May 2019
Research article |  | 14 May 2019

Cloud droplet growth in shallow cumulus clouds considering 1-D and 3-D thermal radiative effects

Carolin Klinger, Graham Feingold, and Takanobu Yamaguchi

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The effect of 1-D and 3-D thermal radiation on cloud droplet growth in shallow cumulus clouds is investigated using large eddy simulations with size-resolved cloud microphysics. A two-step approach is used for separating microphysical effects from dynamical feedbacks. In a parcel framework the main effect on rain production arises from recirculating parcels. Large eddy simulations show that radiative effects on dynamics are stronger than on microphysics, as far as rain production is concerned.
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