Publication Abstracts

Jeon et al. 2018

Jeon, Y.-L., S. Moon, H. Lee, J.-J. Baik, and J. Lkhamjav, 2018: Non-monotonic dependencies of cloud microphysics and precipitation on aerosol loading in deep convective clouds: A case study using the WRF model with bin microphysics. Atmosphere, 9, no. 11, 434, doi:10.3390/atmos9110434.

Aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions in deep convective clouds are investigated through numerical simulations of a heavy precipitation event over South Korea on 15-16 July 2017. The Weather Research and Forecasting model with a bin microphysics scheme is used, and various aerosol number concentrations in the range N0 = 50-12,800 cm-3 are considered. Precipitation amount changes non-monotonically with increasing aerosol loading, with a maximum near a moderate aerosol loading (N0 = 800 cm-3). Up to this optimal value, an increase in aerosol number concentration results in a greater quantity of small droplets formed by nucleation, increasing the number of ice crystals. Ice crystals grow into snow particles through deposition and riming, leading to enhanced melting and precipitation. Beyond the optimal value, a greater aerosol loading enhances generation of ice crystals while the overall growth of ice hydrometeors through deposition stagnates. Subsequently, the riming rate decreases because of the smaller size of snow particles and supercooled drops, leading to a decrease in ice melting and a slight suppression of precipitation. As aerosol loading increases, cold pool and low-level convergence strengthen monotonically, but cloud development is more strongly affected by latent heating and convection within the system that is non-monotonically reinforced.

Export citation: [ BibTeX ] [ RIS ]

BibTeX Citation

@article{je01100l,
  author={Jeon, Y.-L. and Moon, S. and Lee, H. and Baik, J.-J. and Lkhamjav, J.},
  title={Non-monotonic dependencies of cloud microphysics and precipitation on aerosol loading in deep convective clouds: A case study using the WRF model with bin microphysics},
  year={2018},
  journal={Atmosphere},
  volume={9},
  number={11},
  pages={434},
  doi={10.3390/atmos9110434},
}

[ Close ]

RIS Citation

TY  - JOUR
ID  - je01100l
AU  - Jeon, Y.-L.
AU  - Moon, S.
AU  - Lee, H.
AU  - Baik, J.-J.
AU  - Lkhamjav, J.
PY  - 2018
TI  - Non-monotonic dependencies of cloud microphysics and precipitation on aerosol loading in deep convective clouds: A case study using the WRF model with bin microphysics
JA  - Atmosphere
VL  - 9
IS  - 11
SP  - 434
DO  - 10.3390/atmos9110434
ER  -

[ Close ]

• Return to 2018 Publications

• Return to Publications Homepage