Articles | Volume 22, issue 18
Research article
20 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 20 Sep 2022

The impacts of secondary ice production on microphysics and dynamics in tropical convection

Zhipeng Qu, Alexei Korolev, Jason A. Milbrandt, Ivan Heckman, Yongjie Huang, Greg M. McFarquhar, Hugh Morrison, Mengistu Wolde, and Cuong Nguyen

Data sets

HAIC-HIWC_2015: High Altitude Ice Crystals, High Ice Water Content Project UCAR/NCAR

Model code and software

The Global Environmental Multiscale Model Environment and Climate Change Canada rc3

Short summary
Secondary ice production (SIP) is an important physical phenomenon that results in an increase in the cloud ice particle concentration and can have a significant impact on the evolution of clouds. Here, idealized simulations of a tropical convective system were conducted. Agreement between the simulations and observations highlights the impacts of SIP on the maintenance of tropical convection in nature and the importance of including the modelling of SIP in numerical weather prediction models.
Final-revised paper