Articles | Volume 21, issue 21
Research article
02 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 02 Nov 2021

Impact of hygroscopic seeding on the initiation of precipitation formation: results of a hybrid bin microphysics parcel model

Istvan Geresdi, Lulin Xue, Sisi Chen, Youssef Wehbe, Roelof Bruintjes, Jared A. Lee, Roy M. Rasmussen, Wojciech W. Grabowski, Noemi Sarkadi, and Sarah A. Tessendorf


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-506', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Lulin Xue, 20 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-506', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Lulin Xue, 20 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Lulin Xue on behalf of the Authors (20 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Sep 2021) by Hailong Wang
Short summary
By releasing soluble aerosols into the convective clouds, cloud seeding potentially enhances rainfall. The seeding impacts are hard to quantify with observations only. Numerical models that represent the detailed physics of aerosols, cloud and rain formation are used to investigate the seeding impacts on rain enhancement under different natural aerosol backgrounds and using different seeding materials. Our results indicate that seeding may enhance rainfall under certain conditions.
Final-revised paper