Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6475–6494, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6475-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6475–6494, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6475-2016

Research article 27 May 2016

Research article | 27 May 2016

An evaluation of the impact of aerosol particles on weather forecasts from a biomass burning aerosol event over the Midwestern United States: observational-based analysis of surface temperature

Jianglong Zhang et al.

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Through analyzing a smoke aerosol event over the Midwestern USA, the potential impacts of aerosol particles on model/weather-station-forecasted surface temperatures are studied, and for the first time, smoke-aerosol-induced surface cooling is investigated as a function of observed aerosol properties and multiple operational models over a large network of ground stations. The potential issues of incorporating aerosol models into weather models for forecasting surface temperatures are explored.
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