Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5331–5347, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5331-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5331–5347, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5331-2019

Research article 18 Apr 2019

Research article | 18 Apr 2019

Constraining the aerosol influence on cloud liquid water path

Edward Gryspeerdt et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Feb 2019) by Graham Feingold
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ED: Publish as is (28 Feb 2019) by Graham Feingold
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The liquid water path (LWP) is the strongest control on cloud albedo, such that a small change in LWP can have a large radiative impact. By changing the droplet number concentration (Nd) aerosols may be able to change the LWP, but the sign and magnitude of the effect is unclear. This work uses satellite data to investigate the relationship between Nd and LWP at a global scale and in response to large aerosol perturbations, suggesting that a strong decrease in LWP at high Nd may be overestimated.
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