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Fridlind and Ackerman 2018

Fridlind, A.M., and A.S. Ackerman, 2018: Chaper 7 — Simulations of Arctic mixed-phase boundary layer clouds: Advances in understanding and outstanding questions. In Mixed-Phase Clouds: Observations and Modeling. C. Andronache, Ed. Elsevier, pp. 153-183, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-810549-8.00007-6.

An overview of mixed-phase boundary layer cloud simulations emphasizes what detailed studies reveal about the level of understanding of microphysical processes, using analogous liquid-phase boundary layer clouds as a reference for the dynamical conditions. We focus primarily on modeling results from three major field campaign case studies, spanning a range of liquid water path, aerosol loading, cloud temperatures, and active processes (including drizzle, aggregation, and riming). Simulations with detailed microphysics are able to reproduce basic aspects of all three case studies, including continuous ice formation within the context of a well-mixed liquid-cloud-topped layer. However, simulations constrained with measurements of ice nuclei generally underpredict the observed amount of ice present, indicating a possible role for ice multiplication that is poorly established. Assumed ice properties may also bear a significant influence on the water vapor budget and reflectivity properties, but remain imprecisely quantified on a case study basis.

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@inbook{fr03300h,
  author={Fridlind, A. M. and Ackerman, A. S.},
  editor={Andronache, C.},
  title={Chaper 7 — Simulations of Arctic mixed-phase boundary layer clouds: Advances in understanding and outstanding questions},
  booktitle={Mixed-Phase Clouds: Observations and Modeling},
  year={2018},
  pages={153--183},
  publisher={Elsevier},
  doi={10.1016/B978-0-12-810549-8.00007-6},
}

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TY  - CHAP
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AU  - Fridlind, A. M.
AU  - Ackerman, A. S.
ED  - Andronache, C.
PY  - 2018
TI  - Chaper 7 — Simulations of Arctic mixed-phase boundary layer clouds: Advances in understanding and outstanding questions
BT  - Mixed-Phase Clouds: Observations and Modeling
SP  - 153
EP  - 183
DO  - 10.1016/B978-0-12-810549-8.00007-6
PB  - Elsevier
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