Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Research article
25 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 25 Apr 2022

Influences of an entrainment–mixing parameterization on numerical simulations of cumulus and stratocumulus clouds

Xiaoqi Xu, Chunsong Lu, Yangang Liu, Shi Luo, Xin Zhou, Satoshi Endo, Lei Zhu, and Yuan Wang

Data sets

Constrained Variational Analysis (60VARANARUC). 2004-01-01 to 2012-04-30 C. Tao and S. Xie

Constrained Variational Analysis (60VARANARAP). 2012-05-01 to 2019-08-31 C. Tao and S. Xie

LASSO data bundles W. I. Gustafson, A. M. Vogelmann, X. Cheng, S. Endo, K. L. Johnson, B. Krishna, Z. Li, T. Toto, and H. Xiao

Short summary
A new entrainment–mixing parameterization which can be directly implemented in microphysics schemes without requiring the relative humidity of the entrained air is proposed based on the explicit mixing parcel model. The parameterization is implemented in the two-moment microphysics scheme and exhibits different effects on different types of clouds and even on different stages of stratocumulus clouds, which are affected by turbulent dissipation rate and aerosol concentration.
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