Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15261–15289, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15261-2018

Special issue: New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15261–15289, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15261-2018

Research article 24 Oct 2018

Research article | 24 Oct 2018

Large simulated radiative effects of smoke in the south-east Atlantic

Hamish Gordon et al.

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Smoke from African fires is frequently transported across the Atlantic Ocean, where it interacts with clouds. We simulate the interaction of the smoke with the clouds, and the consequences of this for the solar radiation the clouds reflect. The simulations use a new regional configuration of the UK Met Office climate model. Our simulations indicate that the properties of the clouds, in particular their height and reflectivity, and the fractional cloud cover, are strongly affected by the smoke.
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