Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
Research article
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13 Oct 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 13 Oct 2021

Aerosol–cloud interactions: the representation of heterogeneous ice activation in cloud models

Bernd Kärcher and Claudia Marcolli


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-511', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-511', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Bernd Kärcher on behalf of the Authors (19 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Sep 2021) by Susannah Burrows
Short summary
Aerosol–cloud interactions play an important role in climate change. Simulations of the competition between homogeneous solution droplet freezing and heterogeneous ice nucleation can be compromised by the misapplication of ice-active particle fractions frequently derived from laboratory measurements or parametrizations. Our study frames the problem and establishes a solution that is easy to implement in cloud models.
Final-revised paper