Articles | Volume 23, issue 22
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-14077-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-14077-2023
Research article
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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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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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