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Corrigendum SEPTEMBER 2017 C O R R I G E N D A 3125 GIUSEPPE TORRI Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts ZHIMING KUANG Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Manuscript received 9 June 2017, in final form 13 June 2017) In section 3c of Torri and Kuang (2016), a quantification of the contributions to the total work done by rain evaporation and condensate loading was presented. A closer look at Eq. (15) indicates that the estimated contribution only takes into account the local effects of rain evaporation, meaning the contributions given by the change in the thermodynamic state of a parcel due to rain evaporation. However, the changes of the parcel’s thermodynamic state at a given time step have repercussions for all the successive time steps, until the end of the parcel’s descent. For this reason, Torri and Kuang (2016) underestimated the role of rain evaporation, as the nonlocal effects of rain evaporation have to be accounted for as well. The sum of local and nonlocal effects can be estimated by " # ! core L › q TOT y t ev W 52g http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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10.1175/JAS-D-17-0160.1
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SEPTEMBER 2017 C O R R I G E N D A 3125 GIUSEPPE TORRI Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts ZHIMING KUANG Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Manuscript received 9 June 2017, in final form 13 June 2017) In section 3c of Torri and Kuang (2016), a quantification of the contributions to the total work done by rain evaporation and condensate loading was presented. A closer look at Eq. (15) indicates that the estimated contribution only takes into account the local effects of rain evaporation, meaning the contributions given by the change in the thermodynamic state of a parcel due to rain evaporation. However, the changes of the parcel’s thermodynamic state at a given time step have repercussions for all the successive time steps, until the end of the parcel’s descent. For this reason, Torri and Kuang (2016) underestimated the role of rain evaporation, as the nonlocal effects of rain evaporation have to be accounted for as well. The sum of local and nonlocal effects can be estimated by " # ! core L › q TOT y t ev W 52g

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Journal of the Atmospheric SciencesAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Sep 9, 2017

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