Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Research article
25 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 25 Jan 2021

Linking rain into ice microphysics across the melting layer in stratiform rain: a closure study

Kamil Mróz, Alessandro Battaglia, Stefan Kneifel, Leonie von Terzi, Markus Karrer, and Davide Ori


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AR by Kamil Mroz on behalf of the Authors (19 Nov 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Nov 2020) by S. Joseph Munchak
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Dec 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Dec 2020) by S. Joseph Munchak
AR by Kamil Mroz on behalf of the Authors (11 Dec 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The article examines the relationship between the characteristics of rain and the properties of the ice cloud from which the rain originated. Our results confirm the widely accepted assumption that the mass flux through the melting zone is well preserved with an exception of extreme aggregation and riming conditions. Moreover, it is shown that the mean (mass-weighted) size of particles above and below the melting zone is strongly linked, with the former being on average larger.