Articles | Volume 20, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13217–13239, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13217-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13217–13239, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13217-2020

Research article 10 Nov 2020

Research article | 10 Nov 2020

Environmental sensitivities of shallow-cumulus dilution – Part 1: Selected thermodynamic conditions

Sonja Drueke et al.

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This numerical study provides insights into selected environmental sensitivities of shallow-cumulus dilution. Among the parameters under consideration, the dilution of the cloud cores is strongly sensitive to continentality and cloud-layer relative humidity and weakly sensitive to subcloud- and cloud-layer depths. The impacts of all four parameters are interpreted using a similarity theory of shallow cumulus and buoyancy-sorting arguments.
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