Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2949–2971, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-2949-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2949–2971, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-2949-2022
Model evaluation paper
07 Apr 2022
Model evaluation paper | 07 Apr 2022

Evaluation of a quasi-steady-state approximation of the cloud droplet growth equation (QDGE) scheme for aerosol activation in global models using multiple aircraft data over both continental and marine environments

Hengqi Wang et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-148', Steven J Ghan, 09 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Hengqi Wang, 30 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Hengqi Wang, 30 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-148', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Oct 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Hengqi Wang, 30 Dec 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC2', Hengqi Wang, 30 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Hengqi Wang on behalf of the Authors (01 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jan 2022) by Jason Williams
RR by Steven J Ghan (06 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (10 Mar 2022) by Jason Williams
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Short summary
The aerosol activation scheme is an important part of the general circulation model, but evaluations using observed data are mostly regional. This research introduced a numerically efficient aerosol activation scheme and evaluated it by using stratus and stratocumulus cloud data sampled during multiple aircraft campaigns in Canada, Chile, Brazil, and China. The decent performance indicates that the scheme is suitable for simulations of cloud droplet number concentrations over wide conditions.