Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Research article
01 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 01 Jun 2018

Assessing the impact of the Kuroshio Current on vertical cloud structure using CloudSat data

Akira Yamauchi, Kazuaki Kawamoto, Atsuyoshi Manda, and Jiming Li


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AR by Akira Yamauchi on behalf of the Authors (26 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 May 2018) by Timothy Garrett
AR by Akira Yamauchi on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
As a key component of the climate system, clouds have a significant influence on hydrological cycles and energy budgets. This study clarified the effects of sea surface temperature changes in the Kuroshio Current on the vertical structure of clouds (rainfall intensity, cloud geometrical thickness, and maximum radar reflectivity position) using CloudSat products. The Kuroshio influences not only the dynamical processes of the lower layer of the atmosphere but also the properties inside clouds.
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