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Volume 16, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7889–7898, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7889-2016
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7889–7898, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7889-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 29 Jun 2016

Research article | 29 Jun 2016

A DNS study of aerosol and small-scale cloud turbulence interaction

Natalia Babkovskaia et al.

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Turbulence, aerosol growth and microphysics of hydrometeors in clouds are intimately coupled. A new modelling approach was applied to quantify this linkage. We study the interaction in the cloud area under transient, high supersaturation conditions, using direct numerical simulations. Analysing the effect of aerosol dynamics on the turbulent kinetic energy and on vertical velocity, we conclude that the presence of aerosol has an effect on vertical motion and tends to reduce downward velocity.
Turbulence, aerosol growth and microphysics of hydrometeors in clouds are intimately coupled. A...
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