Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3609–3621, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3609-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3609–3621, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3609-2020

Research article 26 Mar 2020

Research article | 26 Mar 2020

Deconvolution of boundary layer depth and aerosol constraints on cloud water path in subtropical stratocumulus decks

Anna Possner et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Feb 2020) by Johannes Quaas
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Cloud water content and the number of droplets inside clouds covary with boundary layer depth. This covariation may amplify the change in water content due to a change in droplet number inferred from long-term observations. Taking this into account shows that the change in water content for increased droplet number in observations and high-resolution simulations agrees in shallow boundary layers. Meanwhile, deep boundary layers are under-sampled in process-scale simulations and observations.
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