Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11075–11088, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11075–11088, 2017
Research article
19 Sep 2017
Research article | 19 Sep 2017

Disentangling fast and slow responses of the East Asian summer monsoon to reflecting and absorbing aerosol forcings

Zhili Wang et al.

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There is still debate over whether the total aerosols enhance or weaken the East Asian summer monsoon (EASM). This could be related to both the complicated nature of aerosol chemical compositions and ocean responses to aerosols. Our results show that there is a clear distinction between fast and slow responses of the EASM to scattering and absorbing aerosols, and the slow response due to aerosol-induced change in sea surface temperature plays an important role in driving the change of the EASM.
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