Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2263–2275, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2263-2020

Special issue: Results of the project "Dynamics–aerosol–chemistry–cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2263–2275, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2263-2020

Research article 26 Feb 2020

Research article | 26 Feb 2020

Conceptual model of diurnal cycle of low-level stratiform clouds over southern West Africa

Fabienne Lohou et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (02 Dec 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Dec 2019) by Susan van den Heever
AR by Fabienne Lohou on behalf of the Authors (06 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Jan 2020) by Susan van den Heever
AR by Fabienne Lohou on behalf of the Authors (23 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Jan 2020) by Susan van den Heever
AR by Fabienne Lohou on behalf of the Authors (31 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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A conceptual model of the low-level stratiform clouds (LLSCs), which develop almost every night in southern West Africa, is built with the dataset acquired during the DACCIWA (Dynamics Aerosol Chemistry Cloud Interactions in West Africa) ground-based field experiment. Several processes occur during the four phases composing this diurnal cycle: the cooling of the air until saturation (stable and jet phases), LLSC and low-level jet interactions (stratus phase), and LLSC breakup (convective phase).
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