Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1159–1174, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1159-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1159–1174, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1159-2022

Research article 24 Jan 2022

Research article | 24 Jan 2022

Subgrid-scale horizontal and vertical variation of cloud water in stratocumulus clouds: a case study based on LES and comparisons with in situ observations

Justin A. Covert et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-656', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-656', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Aug 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-656', Anonymous Referee #3, 03 Sep 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-656', Justin Covert, 28 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Justin Covert on behalf of the Authors (28 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Nov 2021) by Graham Feingold
RR by Mikael Witte (01 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Dec 2021) by Graham Feingold
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Short summary
Stratocumulus play an important role in Earth's radiative balance. The simulation of these cloud systems in climate models is difficult due to the scale at which cloud microphysical processes occur compared with model grid sizes. In this study, we use large-eddy simulation to analyze subgrid-scale variability of cloud water and its implications on a cloud water to drizzle model enhancement factor E. We find current values of E may be too large and that E should be vertically dependent in models.
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