Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3929–3944, 2018

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

Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3929–3944, 2018

Development and technical paper 28 Sep 2018

Development and technical paper | 28 Sep 2018

Improving collisional growth in Lagrangian cloud models: development and verification of a new splitting algorithm

Johannes Schwenkel et al.

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Lagrangian cloud models are a powerful tool to understand cloud microphysics and are increasingly used in the cloud physics community. In this study we present a method designed to improve the warm cloud precipitation process in such models. Our results indicate that using this method is essential for a proper representation of the collisional process of warm clouds, while maintaining an appropriate computational demand.