Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 561–575, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 561–575, 2021

Research article 15 Jan 2021

Research article | 15 Jan 2021

On the ice-nucleating potential of warm hydrometeors in mixed-phase clouds

Michael Krayer et al.


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AR by Michael Krayer on behalf of the Authors (09 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Oct 2020) by Martina Krämer
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Nov 2020)
RR by Alexei Korolev (17 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish as is (17 Nov 2020) by Martina Krämer
Short summary
We address the phenomenon of ice enhancement in the vicinity of warm hydrometeors using highly accurate flow simulation techniques. It is found that the transiently supersaturated zones induced by the hydrometeor's wake are by far larger than what has been previously estimated. The ice enhancement is quantified on the micro- and macroscale, and its relevance is discussed. The results provided may contribute to a (currently unavailable) parametrization of the phenomenon.
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