Articles | Volume 15, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10955–10964, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-10955-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10955–10964, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-10955-2015

Research article 02 Oct 2015

Research article | 02 Oct 2015

A study of the impact of synoptic weather conditions and water vapor on aerosol–cloud relationships over major urban clusters of China

K. Kourtidis et al.

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The impact of aerosols on cloud cover (CC) under the influence of water vapor is studied using a decade of satellite observations. Water vapor is found to have a stronger impact on CC than aerosols. The water vapor impact shows that the hydrological cycle interferes with the aerosol climatic impact, and we need to improve our understanding of this interference.
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