Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
26 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 26 Jan 2021

Precipitation enhancement in stratocumulus clouds through airborne seeding: sensitivity analysis by UCLALES-SALSA

Juha Tonttila, Ali Afzalifar, Harri Kokkola, Tomi Raatikainen, Hannele Korhonen, and Sami Romakkaniemi


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AR by Juha Tonttila on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Nov 2020) by Patrick Chuang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Nov 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Dec 2020) by Patrick Chuang
AR by Juha Tonttila on behalf of the Authors (10 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Dec 2020) by Patrick Chuang
Short summary
The focus of this study is on rain enhancement by deliberate injection of small particles into clouds (cloud seeding). The particles, usually released from an aircraft, are expected to enhance cloud droplet growth, but its practical feasibility is somewhat uncertain. To improve upon this, we simulate the seeding effects with a numerical model. The model reproduces the main features seen in field observations, with a strong sensitivity to the total mass of the injected particle material.
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