Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4269–4289, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4269-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4269–4289, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4269-2018

Model description paper 18 Oct 2018

Model description paper | 18 Oct 2018

A representation of the collisional ice break-up process in the two-moment microphysics LIMA v1.0 scheme of Meso-NH

Thomas Hoarau et al.

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AR by Jean-Pierre Pinty on behalf of the Authors (13 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 May 2018) by Simon Unterstrasser
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 May 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 May 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (31 May 2018) by Simon Unterstrasser
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (25 Jul 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Aug 2018) by Simon Unterstrasser
AR by Jean-Pierre Pinty on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Sep 2018) by Simon Unterstrasser
AR by Jean-Pierre Pinty on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Sep 2018) by Simon Unterstrasser
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Short summary
The break-up of ice crystals in clouds is a possible secondary ice multiplication process to explain observations of very high concentrations of small ice crystals at cold temperature. Here, the process is modeled by considering shocks between fragile aggregates (assemblage of pristine crystals) and large densely rimed crystals of selected sizes. The simulations of two storms illustrate the perturbations caused by the break-up effect (precipitation, ice concentration enhancement).