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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5877-5892, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5877-2017
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12 May 2017
Sensitivity study of cloud parameterizations with relative dispersion in CAM5.1: impacts on aerosol indirect effects
Xiaoning Xie et al.

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New complete cloud parameterizations of cloud droplet effective radius and the two-moment cloud-to-rain autoconversion process explicitly accounting for dispersion are implemented into CAM5.1. The results show that the consideration of dispersion effect can significantly reduce the changes induced by anthropogenic aerosols in the cloud-top effective radius and the liquid water path, which reduces the AIF substantially at a global scale, especially in the Northern Hemisphere.
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