Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6243–6255, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6243–6255, 2017

Research article 22 May 2017

Research article | 22 May 2017

Effect of anthropogenic aerosol emissions on precipitation in warm conveyor belts in the western North Pacific in winter – a model study with ECHAM6-HAM

Hanna Joos et al.


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AR by Hanna Joos on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Mar 2017) by Aijun Ding
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Apr 2017)
ED: Publish as is (17 Apr 2017) by Aijun Ding
Short summary
The influence of pollution on the precipitation formation in warm conveyor belts (WCBs), the most rising air streams in low-pressure systems is investigated. We investigate in detail the cloud properties and resulting precipitation along these rising airstreams which are simulated with a global climate model. Overall, no big impact of aerosols on precipitation can be seen, however, when comparing the most polluted/cleanest WCBs, a suppression of precipitation by aerosols is observed.
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