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Recent paper on cloud ice caused by dust

by Sara Basart last modified Oct 13, 2016 06:36 PM
Recent paper on cloud ice caused by dust

Comparison of IWC obtained from the Doppler radar reflectivity (solid black line contour plot) vs. DREAM (coloured shaded plot) for the periods 1–15 May 2010 (left) and 22–30 September 2012 (right).

We are pleased to announce the publication of the following paper:

Nickovic, S., Cvetkovic, B., Madonna, F., Rosoldi, M., Pejanovic, G., Petkovic, S., and Nikolic, J. (2016) Cloud ice caused by atmospheric mineral dust – Part 1: Parameterization of ice nuclei concentration in the NMME-DREAM model" Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11367-11378, doi:10.5194/acp-16-11367-2016.

This paper presents the results of the development of a regional dust-atmospheric modelling system capable of predicting, in real time, dust-induced ice nucleation. The developed methodology permits the use of ice nuclei as input into the cloud microphysics schemes of atmospheric models, assuming that this approach could improve the predictions of cloud formation and associated precipitation.

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