Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17669–17685, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17669-2018

Special issue: Interactions between aerosols and the South West Asian...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17669–17685, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17669-2018

Research article 13 Dec 2018

Research article | 13 Dec 2018

Large contrast in the vertical distribution of aerosol optical properties and radiative effects across the Indo-Gangetic Plain during the SWAAMI–RAWEX campaign

Aditya Vaishya et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Nov 2018) by Manvendra K. Dubey
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ED: Publish as is (17 Nov 2018) by Manvendra K. Dubey
AR by Aditya Vaishya on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Aircraft-based measurements of vertical profiles of aerosol properties, across the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP), prior to onset of the Indian summer monsoon reveal a highly absorbing aerosol system over the IGP. Aerosols over the west IGP are mostly natural, larger in size and scatter light efficiently. Those over the central and eastern IGP are mostly anthropogenic in origin, smaller in size and absorb more light. Elevated absorbing aerosol layers may modulate regional precipitation patterns.
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