Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 103–120, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-103-2018

Special issue: Particle-based methods for simulating atmospheric aerosol...

Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 103–120, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-103-2018

Development and technical paper 12 Jan 2018

Development and technical paper | 12 Jan 2018

Lagrangian condensation microphysics with Twomey CCN activation

Wojciech W. Grabowski et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Nov 2017) by Simon Unterstrasser
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ED: Publish as is (25 Nov 2017) by Simon Unterstrasser
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This paper introduces a novel approach to simulating ice-free clouds. The key process is formation and transport of cloud droplets that are represented through Lagrangian particles referred to as super-droplets. Each super-droplet represents a multitude of natural cloud droplets. The essential component of the scheme that makes it different and more efficient from previous approaches is the presence of super-droplets only within a cloud.