Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
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26 Mar 2020
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 26 Mar 2020

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

Anna Possner, Ryan Eastman, Frida Bender, and Franziska Glassmeier


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (13 Feb 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Feb 2020) by Johannes Quaas
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Feb 2020) by Johannes Quaas
AR by Anna Possner on behalf of the Authors (26 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
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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