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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4599-4609, 2017
http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/17/4599/2017/
doi:10.5194/acp-17-4599-2017
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Research article
07 Apr 2017
The role of the gamma function shape parameter in determining differences between condensation rates in bin and bulk microphysics schemes
Adele L. Igel and Susan C. van den Heever

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We ran simulations of cumulus clouds with bin and bulk microphysics schemes and compared the predicted condensation rates. Differences are predominantly due to the use of a fixed shape parameter in bulk models. The shape parameter is poorly constrained by observations and requires further study.
We ran simulations of cumulus clouds with bin and bulk microphysics schemes and compared the...
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