Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6919–6944, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-6919-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6919–6944, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-6919-2021

Research article 06 May 2021

Research article | 06 May 2021

Microphysical processes producing high ice water contents (HIWCs) in tropical convective clouds during the HAIC-HIWC field campaign: evaluation of simulations using bulk microphysical schemes

Yongjie Huang et al.

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Numerous small ice crystals in the tropical convective storms are difficult to detect and could be potentially hazardous for commercial aircraft. This study evaluated the numerical models against the airborne observations and investigated the potential cloud processes that could lead to the production of these large numbers of small ice crystals. It is found that key microphysical processes are still lacking or misrepresented in current numerical models to realistically simulate the phenomenon.
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