Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11637–11654, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11637-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11637–11654, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11637-2017

Research article 28 Sep 2017

Research article | 28 Sep 2017

Potential impact of carbonaceous aerosol on the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) and precipitation during Asian summer monsoon in a global model simulation

Suvarna Fadnavis et al.

Data sets

TRMM data NASA https://disc2.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/data/TRMM_L3/TRMM_3B42.7/

AEROCOM emissions data AeroCom http://aerocom.met.no/emissions.html

CALIPSO and CloudSat measurements Cloudsat http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/data-products/

Aircraft measurements for August-September 2009 at Guwahati P. R. C. Rahul, R. L. Bhawar, D. C. Ayantika, A. S. Panicker, P. D., Safai, V. Tharaprabhakaran, B. Padmakumari, and M. P. Raju https://doi.org/10.1038/srep03670

Balloon-borne measurements on March~2010 at Hyderabad S. S. Babu, K. K. Moorthy, R. K. Manchanda, P. R. Sinha, S. K. Satheesh,D. P. Vajja, S. Srinivasan, and V. H. A. Kumar https://doi.org/10.1029/2011GL046654

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In this study, the model simulations show that monsoon convection over the Bay of Bengal, the South China Sea and southern flanks of the Himalayas transports Asian carbonaceous aerosol into the UTLS. Carbonaceous aerosol induces enhancement in heating rate, vertical velocity and water vapor transport in the UTLS. Doubling of carbonaceous aerosols creates an anomalous warming over the TP. It generates monsoon Hadley circulation and thus increases precipitation over India and northeast China.
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