Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Research article
13 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 13 Jun 2018

Sensitivity of atmospheric aerosol scavenging to precipitation intensity and frequency in the context of global climate change

Pei Hou, Shiliang Wu, Jessica L. McCarty, and Yang Gao

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Atmospheric aerosols can be affected not only by emissions, but also meteorology, in particular precipitation. Analyses of the historical meteorological data based on multiple datasets show significant changes in precipitation characteristics, including precipitation intensity and frequency, over various regions around the world. We find that the precipitation changes over the past 30 years can easily lead to perturbations in atmospheric aerosols by 10 % or higher at the regional scale.
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