|The following studies are concerned with the aerosol transport over Tibetan Plateau that may be referred to in the introduction:|
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(1) Liu, Y., et al., Aerosol optical properties and radiative effect determined from sky-radiometer over Loess Plateau of Northwest China, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 11455–11463, 2011.
(2) Liu Y., et al., A review of aerosol optical properties and radiative effects. J. Meteor. Res., 28(6), 1003-1028, 2014.
(3) Huang J., et al., Possible influences of Asian dust aerosols on cloud properties and radiative forcing observed from MODIS and CERES. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L06824, doi: 10.1029/2005GL024724, 2006a.
(4) Huang J., et al., Satellite-based assessment of possible dust aerosols semi-direct effect on cloud water path over East Asia. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, doi: 10.1029/2006GL026561, 2006b.
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(1) IPCC (2013) Climate change 2013: The physical science basis. Stocker, T.F., et al. Eds., Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, 1535 p.
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(1) Jia R., et al., Anthropogenic Aerosol Pollution over the Eastern Slope of the Tibetan Plateau. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 2019, 36(8): 847-862.
(2) Jia R., et al., Source and transportation of summer dust over the Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Environment, 123(2015), 210–219, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.10.038, 2015.
(3) Zhu Q., et al., A numerical simulation study on the impact of smoke aerosols from Russian forest fires on the air pollution over Asia. Atmospheric Environment, 182, 263-274, 2018
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Jia, R., et al., Estimation of the aerosol radiative effect over the Tibetan Plateau based on the latest CALIPSO product. J. Meteor. Res., 32(5), 707–722. doi: 10.1007/s13351-018-8060-3, 2018.
Besides the impact of aerosols over the TP on the radiation budeget, temperature and Indian summer monsoon, Liu et al., (2019a) reported a potential relationship may exist between the aerosol index and ice cloud properties over the TP, in which the aerosols have a more dominant influence than meteorological conditions on ice cloud properties (except for the nocturnal ice cloud droplet radius and ice water path during the daytime). (Liu, Y., et al., Effect of aerosols on the ice cloud properties over the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 9594–9608, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD030463, 2019a)
Furthermore, Liu et al. (2019b) found the effect of the dust aerosols on the development of convective clouds and then on the precipitation over the downstream regions. Liu et al. (2019b) found that, with the AOD increasing to its peak in a dusty case over the TP, the ice particle size decreases to a minimum, convective clouds develop at higher heights because of the prolonged cloud life, and eastward movement of some polluted convective clouds could induce significant precipitation over the Yangtze River basin and North China. (Liu Y., et al., Impact of dust-polluted convective clouds over the Tibetan Plateau on downstream precipitation. Atmospheric Environment, 209, 67-77, 2019b).