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New information about the effects of aerosol pollution on marine clouds

New information about the effects of aerosol pollution on marine clouds

A tropical maritime case of deep convective clouds was studied using a state-of-the-art aerosol-cloud model in order to evaluate the microphysical mechanisms of aerosol indirect effects (AIE).

From the simulations, a substantially huge total AIE on maritime clouds was predicted primarily because maritime clouds are highly sensitive to perturbations in aerosol concentrations because of their low background aerosol concentrations. Both the water-only and the mixed-phase clouds contributed equally to the net AIE of these maritime clouds.

Further information:

researcher Innocent Kudzotsa, Finnish Meteorological Institute, innocent.kudzotsa@fmi.fi

Kudzotsa, I., Phillips, V. T. J., & Dobbie, S. (2019): Modeled aerosol-cloud indirect effects and processes based on an observed partially glaciated marine deep convective cloud case

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.02.010

21.3.2019


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