Articles | Volume 23, issue 22
Research article
14 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 14 Nov 2023

Sensitivity of cloud-phase distribution to cloud microphysics and thermodynamics in simulated deep convective clouds and SEVIRI retrievals

Cunbo Han, Corinna Hoose, Martin Stengel, Quentin Coopman, and Andrew Barrett

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Cited articles

Barrett, A. I. and Hoose, C.: Microphysical pathways active within thunderstorms and their sensitivity to CCN concentration and wind shear, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 128, e2022JD036965,, 2023. 
Barthlott, C. and Hoose, C.: Aerosol effects on clouds and precipitation over central Europe in different weather regimes, J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 4247–4264,, 2018.  
Benas, N., Finkensieper, S., Stengel, M., van Zadelhoff, G. J., Hanschmann, T., Hollmann, R., and Meirink, J. F.: The MSG-SEVIRI-based cloud property data record CLAAS-2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 415–434,, 2017. 
Bruno, O., Hoose, C., Storelvmo, T., Coopman, Q., and Stengel, M.: Exploring the cloud top phase partitioning in different cloud types using active and passive satellite sensors, Geophys. Res. Lett., 48, e2020GL089863,, 2021. 
Coopman, Q., Hoose, C., and Stengel, M.: Analysis of the thermodynamic phase transition of tracked convective clouds based on geostationary satellite observations, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 125, e2019JD032146,, 2020. 
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Cloud phase has been found to significantly impact cloud thermodynamics and Earth’s radiation budget, and various factors influence it. This study investigates the sensitivity of the cloud-phase distribution to the ice-nucleating particle concentration and thermodynamics. Multiple simulation experiments were performed using the ICON model at the convection-permitting resolution of 1.2 km. Simulation results were compared to two different retrieval products based on SEVIRI measurements.
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