Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 2365–2384, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-2365-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 2365–2384, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-2365-2022

Research article 22 Feb 2022

Research article | 22 Feb 2022

Microphysical processes producing high ice water contents (HIWCs) in tropical convective clouds during the HAIC-HIWC field campaign: dominant role of secondary ice production

Yongjie Huang 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-2021-781', Minghui Diao, 22 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-781', Emma Järvinen, 29 Nov 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-781', Yongjie Huang, 12 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Yongjie Huang on behalf of the Authors (12 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jan 2022) by Martina Krämer
RR by Minghui Diao (19 Jan 2022)
RR by Emma Järvinen (24 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish as is (24 Jan 2022) by Martina Krämer
Short summary
Numerous small ice crystals in tropical convective storms are difficult to detect and could be potentially hazardous for commercial aircraft. Previous numerical simulations failed to reproduce this phenomenon and hypothesized that key microphysical processes are still lacking in current models to realistically simulate the phenomenon. This study uses numerical experiments to confirm the dominant role of secondary ice production in the formation of these large numbers of small ice crystals.
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