Articles | Volume 14, issue 21
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-11935-2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-11935-2014
Research article
 | 
13 Nov 2014
Research article |  | 13 Nov 2014

The effects of aerosols on water cloud microphysics and macrophysics based on satellite-retrieved data over East Asia and the North Pacific

T. Michibata, K. Kawamoto, and T. Takemura

Related authors

Droplet collection efficiencies inferred from satellite retrievals constrain effective radiative forcing of aerosol–cloud interactions
Charlotte M. Beall, Po-Lun Ma, Matthew W. Christensen, Johannes Mülmenstädt, Adam Varble, Kentaroh Suzuki, and Takuro Michibata
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 5287–5302, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5287-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5287-2024, 2024
Short summary
Snow-induced buffering in aerosol–cloud interactions
Takuro Michibata, Kentaroh Suzuki, and Toshihiko Takemura
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13771–13780, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13771-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13771-2020, 2020
Short summary
Incorporation of inline warm rain diagnostics into the COSP2 satellite simulator for process-oriented model evaluation
Takuro Michibata, Kentaroh Suzuki, Tomoo Ogura, and Xianwen Jing
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4297–4307, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4297-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-4297-2019, 2019
Short summary
The source of discrepancies in aerosol–cloud–precipitation interactions between GCM and A-Train retrievals
Takuro Michibata, Kentaroh Suzuki, Yousuke Sato, and Toshihiko Takemura
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15413–15424, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15413-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15413-2016, 2016
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Clouds and Precipitation | Research Activity: Remote Sensing | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
The correlation between Arctic sea ice, cloud phase and radiation using A-Train satellites
Grégory V. Cesana, Olivia Pierpaoli, Matteo Ottaviani, Linh Vu, Zhonghai Jin, and Israel Silber
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 7899–7909, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7899-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7899-2024, 2024
Short summary
Technical note: Retrieval of the supercooled liquid fraction in mixed-phase clouds from Himawari-8 observations
Ziming Wang, Husi Letu, Huazhe Shang, and Luca Bugliaro
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 7559–7574, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7559-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7559-2024, 2024
Short summary
Characterisation of low-base and mid-base clouds and their thermodynamic phase over the Southern Ocean and Arctic marine regions
Barbara Dietel, Odran Sourdeval, and Corinna Hoose
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 7359–7383, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7359-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-7359-2024, 2024
Short summary
A survey of radiative and physical properties of North Atlantic mesoscale cloud morphologies from multiple identification methodologies
Ryan Eastman, Isabel L. McCoy, Hauke Schulz, and Robert Wood
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 6613–6634, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-6613-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-6613-2024, 2024
Short summary
Extensive coverage of ultrathin tropical tropopause layer cirrus clouds revealed by balloon-borne lidar observations
Thomas Lesigne, François Ravetta, Aurélien Podglajen, Vincent Mariage, and Jacques Pelon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 5935–5952, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5935-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5935-2024, 2024
Short summary

Cited articles

Albrecht, B. A.: Aerosols, cloud microphysics, and fractional cloudiness, Science, 245, 1227–1230, 1989.
Brenguier, J.-L., Pawlowska, H., Lothar, S., Rene, P., Jurgen, F., and Fouquart, Y.: Radiative properties of boundary layer clouds: droplet effective radius versus number concentration, J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 803–821, 2000.
Comstock, K. K., Wood, R., Yuter, S. E., and Bretherton, C. S.: Reflectivity and rain rate in and below drizzling stratocumulus, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 130, 2891–2918, https://doi.org/10.1256/qj.03.187, 2004.
Grandey, B. S. and Stier, P.: A critical look at spatial scale choices in satellite-based aerosol indirect effect studies, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 11459–11470, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-10-11459-2010, 2010.
Haynes, J. M. and Stephens, G. L.: Tropical oceanic cloudiness and the incidence of precipitation: early results from CloudSat, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L09811, https://doi.org/10.1029/2007GL029335, 2007.
Download
Short summary
This study examines the characteristics of the microphysics and macrophysics of water clouds from East Asia to the North Pacific, using data from CloudSat and MODIS retrievals. We demonstrate regional and seasonal characteristics of the cloud vertical structure and found a difference in the “contoured frequency by optical-depth diagram” (CFODD) between the pristine oceanic area and the polluted land area, implying aerosol-–cloud interaction.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint