Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 823–845, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-823-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 823–845, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-823-2022

Research article 18 Jan 2022

Research article | 18 Jan 2022

Box model trajectory studies of contrail formation using a particle-based cloud microphysics scheme

Andreas Bier 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-2021-361', David Lewellen, 20 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Andreas Bier, 28 Oct 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-361', Bernd Kärcher, 25 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on CC1', Andreas Bier, 28 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-361', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Sep 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Andreas Bier, 28 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Andreas Bier on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Nov 2021) by Martina Krämer
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Nov 2021)
RR by David Lewellen (23 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Nov 2021) by Martina Krämer
AR by Andreas Bier on behalf of the Authors (02 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Dec 2021) by Martina Krämer
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Short summary
We investigate contrail formation in an aircraft plume with a particle-based multi-trajectory 0D model. Due to the high plume heterogeneity, contrail ice crystals form first near the plume edge and then in the plume centre. The number of ice crystals varies strongly with ambient conditions and soot properties near the contrail formation threshold. Our results imply that the multi-trajectory approach does not necessarily lead to improved scientific results compared to a single mean trajectory.
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