Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Research article
31 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 31 Jan 2019

The observed diurnal cycle of low-level stratus clouds over southern West Africa: a case study

Karmen Babić, Bianca Adler, Norbert Kalthoff, Hendrik Andersen, Cheikh Dione, Fabienne Lohou, Marie Lothon, and Xabier Pedruzo-Bagazgoitia


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AR by Karmen Babić on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Nov 2018) by Susan van den Heever
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Dec 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Jan 2019) by Susan van den Heever
Short summary
The first detailed observational analysis of the complete diurnal cycle of low-level clouds (LLC) and associated atmospheric processes over southern West Africa is performed using the data gathered within the DACCIWA (Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud-Interactions in West Africa) ground-based campaign. We find cooling related to the horizontal advection, which occurs in connection with the inflow of cool maritime air mass and a prominent low-level jet, to have the dominant role in LLC formation.
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