Articles | Volume 21, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14039–14058, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14039-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14039–14058, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14039-2021

Research article 22 Sep 2021

Research article | 22 Sep 2021

Environmental sensitivities of shallow-cumulus dilution – Part 2: Vertical wind profile

Sonja Drueke et al.

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-390', Walter Hannah, 28 May 2021
    • RC2: 'review of Drueke et al., Environmental sensitivities ...', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Jul 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-390', Sonja Drueke, 20 Aug 2021

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sonja Drueke on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Aug 2021) by Timothy Garrett
Short summary
This numerical study provides insights into the sensitivity of shallow-cumulus dilution to geostrophic vertical wind profile. The cumulus dilution is strongly sensitive to vertical wind shear in the cloud layer, with shallow cumuli being more diluted in sheared environments. On the other hand, wind shear in the subcloud layer leads to less diluted cumuli. The sensitivities are explained by jointly considering the impacts of vertical velocity and the properties of the entrained air.
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