Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12343–12359, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12343–12359, 2019

Research article 07 Oct 2019

Research article | 07 Oct 2019

Relative impact of aerosol, soil moisture, and orography perturbations on deep convection

Linda Schneider et al.

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This study addresses the relative impact of orography, soil moisture, and aerosols on precipitation over Germany in different weather regimes. We find that the impact of these perturbations is higher for weak than for strong large-scale forcing. Furthermore, aerosols and soil moisture are both of similar importance for precipitation forecasting, which indicates that their inclusion in operational ensemble forecasting should be assessed in the future.
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