Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Research article
18 Jan 2016
Research article |  | 18 Jan 2016

Improving aerosol interaction with clouds and precipitation in a regional chemical weather modeling system

C. Zhou, X. Zhang, S. Gong, Y. Wang, and M. Xue


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AR by Chunhong ZHou on behalf of the Authors (13 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Nov 2015) by Jørgen Brandt
Short summary
A comprehensive aerosol-cloud-precipitation interaction (ACI) scheme from emissions to precipitation has been developed under the CMA chemical weather modeling system GRAPES/CUACE. The ACI for January 2013 has been studied using this model. The interactive microphysical properties of clouds improve the precipitation, showing 24 to 48 % enhancements of threat score for 6 h precipitation in all regions and reduction of the regional mean bias of temperature by 3 °C in certain precipitation events.
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