Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5439–5461, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5439-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5439–5461, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5439-2021

Research article 08 Apr 2021

Research article | 08 Apr 2021

The temperature dependence of ice-nucleating particle concentrations affects the radiative properties of tropical convective cloud systems

Rachel E. Hawker et al.

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AR by Rachel Hawker on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Nov 2020) by Martina Krämer
RR by Xiaohong Liu (02 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (04 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (04 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Jan 2021) by Martina Krämer
AR by Rachel Hawker on behalf of the Authors (19 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Feb 2021) by Martina Krämer
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The impact of aerosols on clouds is a large source of uncertainty for future climate projections. Our results show that the radiative properties of a complex convective cloud field in the Saharan outflow region are sensitive to the temperature dependence of ice-nucleating particle concentrations. This means that differences in the aerosol source or composition, for the same aerosol size distribution, can cause differences in the outgoing radiation from regions dominated by tropical convection.
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