Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15103–15114, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15103-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15103–15114, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15103-2021

Research article 12 Oct 2021

Research article | 12 Oct 2021

Global evidence of aerosol-induced invigoration in marine cumulus clouds

Alyson Douglas and Tristan L'Ecuyer

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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-2021-446', Anonymous Referee #3, 29 Jun 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Alyson Douglas, 31 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-446', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alyson Douglas, 31 Aug 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-446', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC3', Alyson Douglas, 31 Aug 2021
  • AC4: 'Reply to RC3', Alyson Douglas, 31 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alyson Douglas on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2021) by Joel Thornton
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Short summary
When aerosols enter the atmosphere, they interact with the clouds above in what we term aerosol–cloud interactions and lead to a series of reactions which delay the onset of rain. This delay may lead to increased rain rates, or invigoration, when the cloud eventually rains. We show that aerosol leads to invigoration in certain environments. The strength of the invigoration depends on how large the cloud is, which suggests that it is highly tied to the organization of the cloud system.
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