Articles | Volume 16, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5573–5594, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5573-2016

Special issue: South AMerican Biomass Burning Analysis (SAMBBA)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5573–5594, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5573-2016

Research article 04 May 2016

Research article | 04 May 2016

Aerosol–radiation–cloud interactions in a regional coupled model: the effects of convective parameterisation and resolution

Scott Archer-Nicholls et al.

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The response of the Weather Research and Forecasting model with Chemistry to forcings by biomass burning aerosol were investigated in high-resolution nested domains over Brazil. The aerosol-layer was found to have a negative direct effect at the top of the atmosphere, but this was largely cancelled by a semi-direct effect which inhibited afternoon cloud formation. The cloud response to the aerosol was found to be highly sensitive to model resolution and the use of convective parameterisation.
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