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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7029-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7029-2016
Research article
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09 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 09 Jun 2016

Impacts of the Manaus pollution plume on the microphysical properties of Amazonian warm-phase clouds in the wet season

Micael A. Cecchini, Luiz A. T. Machado, Jennifer M. Comstock, Fan Mei, Jian Wang, Jiwen Fan, Jason M. Tomlinson, Beat Schmid, Rachel Albrecht, Scot T. Martin, and Paulo Artaxo

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This work focuses on the analysis of anthropogenic impacts on Amazonian clouds. The experiment was conducted around Manaus (Brazil), which is a city with 2 million inhabitants and is surrounded by the Amazon forest in every direction. The clouds that form over the pristine atmosphere of the forest are understood as the background clouds and the ones that form over the city pollution are the anthropogenically impacted ones. The paper analyses microphysical characteristics of both types of clouds.
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