Articles | Volume 21, issue 13
Research article
12 Jul 2021
Research article |  | 12 Jul 2021

Empirical evidence for deep convection being a major source of stratospheric ice clouds over North America

Ling Zou, Lars Hoffmann, Sabine Griessbach, Reinhold Spang, and Lunche Wang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-90', Jie Gong, 24 Feb 2021
    • CC2: 'Reply on CC1', Ling Zou, 04 Mar 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-90', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ling Zou, 15 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-90', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ling Zou, 15 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Ling Zou on behalf of the Authors (15 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Jun 2021) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
Short summary
Ice clouds in the lowermost stratosphere (SICs) have important impacts on the radiation budget and climate change. We quantified the occurrence of SICs over North America and analysed its relations with convective systems and gravity waves to investigate potential formation mechanisms of SICs. Deep convection is proved to be the primary factor linked to the occurrence of SICs over North America.
Final-revised paper