Articles | Volume 21, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12543–12560, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12543-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12543–12560, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12543-2021
Research article
23 Aug 2021
Research article | 23 Aug 2021

Analysis of aerosol–cloud interactions and their implications for precipitation formation using aircraft observations over the United Arab Emirates

Youssef Wehbe et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-200', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-200', Anonymous Referee #3, 28 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Youssef Wehbe on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Jun 2021) by Zhanqing Li
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Jul 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (21 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Jul 2021) by Zhanqing Li
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Short summary
The role of dust aerosols as ice-nucleating particles is well established in the literature, whereas their role as cloud condensation nuclei is less understood, particularly in polluted desert environments. We analyze coincident aerosol size distributions and cloud particle imagery collected over the UAE with a research aircraft. Despite the presence of ultra-giant aerosol sizes associated with dust, an active collision–coalescence process is not observed within the limited depths of warm cloud.
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