Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7271–7292, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-7271-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7271–7292, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-7271-2021

Research article 12 May 2021

Research article | 12 May 2021

Is a more physical representation of aerosol activation needed for simulations of fog?

Craig Poku et al.

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AR by Craig Poku on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Mar 2021) by Johannes Quaas
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Apr 2021) by Johannes Quaas
AR by Craig Poku on behalf of the Authors (08 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Apr 2021) by Johannes Quaas
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We present a new aerosol activation scheme suitable for modelling both fog and convective clouds. Most current activation schemes are designed for convective clouds, and we demonstrate that using them to model fog can negatively impact its life cycle. Our scheme has been used to model an observed fog case in the UK, where we demonstrate that a more physically based representation of aerosol activation is required to capture the transition to a deeper layer – more in line with observations.
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