Sensitivity of Aerosol Indirect Effects to Representation of Autoconversion. Wei-Chun Hsieh with Peter J. Adams , and John H. Seinfeld Advisor: A. Nenes. Earth and Atmospheric Science Sixth Annual Graduate Student Symposium. Motivation.
Wei-Chun Hsieh with Peter J. Adams , and John H. Seinfeld
Advisor: A. Nenes
Earth and Atmospheric Science
Sixth Annual Graduate Student Symposium
Reflect more sunlight
qc: Cloud water mixing ratio
LWMR: Liquid Water Mixing Ratio; N: Cloud droplet number concentration; LWC: Liquid Water Content
A: Autoconversion rate
x, x’: mass of two droplets, n(x): droplet size distribution, K(x,x’): collection kernel
How does the change of autoconversion affect indirect forcing estimate?
Defined as changes in net short wave flux (W m-2) at Top Of Atmosphere (TOA) between present day and pre-industrial simulation.
Turbulent condition: dissipation rate = 34.71 cm2s-3, velocity fluctuation= 0.5 ms-1.