Articles | Volume 22, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 8819–8842, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-8819-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 8819–8842, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-8819-2022
Research article
08 Jul 2022
Research article | 08 Jul 2022

Contrail formation within cirrus: ICON-LEM simulations of the impact of cirrus cloud properties on contrail formation

Pooja Verma and Ulrike Burkhardt

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-497', Bernd Kärcher, 25 Jun 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on CC1', Pooja Verma, 26 Nov 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-497', David Lewellen, 27 Jul 2021
    • AC5: 'Reply on RC1', Pooja Verma, 26 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-497', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Sep 2021
    • AC6: 'Reply on RC2', Pooja Verma, 26 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Pooja Verma on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Nov 2021) by Martina Krämer
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Dec 2021)
RR by David Lewellen (18 Dec 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Dec 2021) by Martina Krämer
AR by Pooja Verma on behalf of the Authors (09 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Mar 2022) by Martina Krämer
RR by David Lewellen (29 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Apr 2022) by Martina Krämer
AR by Pooja Verma on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Jun 2022) by Martina Krämer
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Short summary
This paper investigates contrail ice formation within cirrus and the impact of natural cirrus on the contrail ice formation in the high-resolution ICON-LEM simulations over Germany. Contrail formation often leads to increases in cirrus ice crystal number concentration by a few orders of magnitude. Contrail formation is affected by pre-existing cirrus, leading to changes in contrail formation conditions and ice nucleation rates that can be significant in optically thick cirrus.
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