Articles | Volume 20, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13283–13301, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13283-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 13283–13301, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-13283-2020

Research article 10 Nov 2020

Research article | 10 Nov 2020

Impact of biomass burning aerosols on radiation, clouds, and precipitation over the Amazon: relative importance of aerosol–cloud and aerosol–radiation interactions

Lixia Liu et al.

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This modeling paper reveals how aerosol–cloud interactions (ACIs) and aerosol–radiation interactions (ARIs) induced by biomass burning (BB) aerosols act oppositely on radiation, cloud, and precipitation in the Amazon during the dry season. The varying relative significance of ACIs and ARIs with BB aerosol concentration leads to a nonlinear dependence of the total climate response on BB aerosol loading and features the growing importance of ARIs at high aerosol loading.
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