Assessing the impacts of cloud condensation nuclei on cumulus congestus clouds using a cloud resolving model
Cumulus congestus clouds are mid-level clouds that form part of the trimodal tropical cloud distribution. They act to moisten the atmosphere and may become mixed-phase in their lifetime. Congestus typically surpass the tropical trade wind inversion from where they may either develop into deeper convection, or alternatively remain as terminal congestus. Such growth is dependent on multiple factors, including those which alter the local environment and the microphysical structure of the cloud. This study investigates the impacts of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) on cumulus congestus clouds ...