Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Research article
13 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 13 Jul 2015

Wet scavenging limits the detection of aerosol effects on precipitation

E. Gryspeerdt, P. Stier, B. A. White, and Z. Kipling


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AR by Edward Gryspeerdt on behalf of the Authors (28 May 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jun 2015) by Michael Schulz
RR by Robert Wood (05 Jun 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jun 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jul 2015) by Michael Schulz
Short summary
Wet scavenging generates differences between the aerosol properties in clear-sky scenes (observed by satellites) and cloudy scenes, leading to different aerosol-precipitation relationships in satellite data and global models. Convective systems usually draw in air from clear-sky regions, but global models have difficulty separating this aerosol from the aerosol in cloudy scenes within a model gridbox. This may prevent models from reproducing the observed aerosol-precipitation relationships.
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