J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 2020 DOI: 10.1029/2019jd031868 View full text
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Chunsong Lu, Yangang Liu, Seong Soo Yum, Jingyi Chen, Lei Zhu, Sinan Gao, Yan Yin, Xingcan Jia, Yuan Wang

Abstract: Cloud droplet spectral relative dispersion is critical to parameterizations of cloud radiative properties, warm-rain initiation, and aerosol-cloud interactions in models; however, there is no consistent relationship between relative dispersion and volume-mean radius in literature, which hinders improving relative dispersion parameterization and calls for physical explanation. Here we show, by analyzing aircraft observations of cumulus clouds during Routine AAF [Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerial F…

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