Articles | Volume 17, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5185–5204, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5185-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5185–5204, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5185-2017

Research article 21 Apr 2017

Research article | 21 Apr 2017

Investigation of the aerosol–cloud–rainfall association over the Indian summer monsoon region

Chandan Sarangi et al.

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In-situ measured rainfall over IIT Kanpur Sachchida Nand Tripathi http://www.mosdac.gov.in/

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Aerosol-induced perturbations in cloud systems and rainfall are very uncertain. This study provides observational evidence of a robust positive association between aerosol–cloud–rainfall properties over the Indian summer monsoon region. Observed and modeled aerosol–cloud microphysical changes illustrate that cloud invigoration under a high AOD scenario can explain most of the aerosol-associated changes in cloud fraction, cloud top pressure, and surface rainfall over this region.
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