Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 535–542, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-24-535-2017
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 535–542, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-24-535-2017

Research article 05 Sep 2017

Research article | 05 Sep 2017

On the CCN (de)activation nonlinearities

Sylwester Arabas and Shin-ichiro Shima

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AR by Sylwester Arabas on behalf of the Authors (26 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Apr 2017) by Amit Apte
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Apr 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (22 Apr 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Apr 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (13 May 2017) by Amit Apte
AR by Sylwester Arabas on behalf of the Authors (23 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Jul 2017) by Amit Apte
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The paper bridges cloud/aerosol modelling with bifurcation analysis. It identifies two nonlinear peculiarities in the differential equations describing formation of atmospheric clouds through vapour condensation on a population of aerosol particles. A key finding of the paper is an analytic estimate for the timescale of the process. The study emerged from discussions on the causes of hysteretic behaviour of the system that we observed in the results of numerical simulations.