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


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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Zhipeng Qu on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Aug 2022) by Daniel Knopf
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Aug 2022)
RR by Alain Protat (15 Aug 2022)
ED: Publish as is (15 Aug 2022) by Daniel Knopf
AR by Zhipeng Qu on behalf of the Authors (24 Aug 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
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.
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