Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Research article
01 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 01 Dec 2021

Model emulation to understand the joint effects of ice-nucleating particles and secondary ice production on deep convective anvil cirrus

Rachel E. Hawker, Annette K. Miltenberger, Jill S. Johnson, Jonathan M. Wilkinson, Adrian A. Hill, Ben J. Shipway, Paul R. Field, Benjamin J. Murray, and Ken S. Carslaw


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-513', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-513', Xiaohong Liu, 17 Aug 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-513', Rachel Hawker, 06 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Rachel Hawker on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Oct 2021) by Jianzhong Ma
ED: Publish as is (22 Oct 2021) by Jianzhong Ma
AR by Rachel Hawker on behalf of the Authors (28 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We find that ice-nucleating particles (INPs), aerosols that can initiate the freezing of cloud droplets, cause substantial changes to the properties of radiatively important convectively generated anvil cirrus. The number concentration of INPs had a large effect on ice crystal number concentration while the INP temperature dependence controlled ice crystal size and cloud fraction. The results indicate information on INP number and source is necessary for the representation of cloud glaciation.
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