Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15389–15399, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15389–15399, 2020

Research article 11 Dec 2020

Research article | 11 Dec 2020

Aerosol-enhanced high precipitation events near the Himalayan foothills

Goutam Choudhury et al.

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This study uses 17 years (2001–2017) of observed rain rate, aerosol optical depth (AOD), meteorological reanalysis fields and outgoing long-wave radiation to investigate high precipitation events at the foothills of the Himalayas. Composite analysis of all data sets for high precipitation events (daily rainfall > 95th percentile) indicates clear and robust associations between high precipitation events, high aerosol loading and high moist static energy values.
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