Articles | Volume 21, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14141–14158, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14141-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14141–14158, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14141-2021

Research article 24 Sep 2021

Research article | 24 Sep 2021

Aerosol effects on electrification and lightning discharges in a multicell thunderstorm simulated by the WRF-ELEC model

Mengyu Sun 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-2020-1284', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Mengyu Sun, 02 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1284', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Mengyu Sun, 02 May 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2020-1284', Anonymous Referee #3, 22 Mar 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Mengyu Sun, 02 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Mengyu Sun on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Jun 2021) by Franziska Glassmeier
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (28 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (24 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Jul 2021) by Franziska Glassmeier
AR by Mengyu Sun on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Aug 2021) by Franziska Glassmeier
AR by Mengyu Sun on behalf of the Authors (16 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
By acting as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), increasing aerosol loading tends to enhance lightning activity through microphysical processes. We investigated the aerosol effects on the development of a thunderstorm. A two-moment bulk microphysics scheme and bulk lightning model were coupled in the WRF Model to simulate a multicell thunderstorm. Sensitivity experiments show that the enhancement of lightning activity under polluted conditions results from an increasing ice crystal number.
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