Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Research article
02 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 02 Mar 2020

The impacts of biomass burning activities on convective systems over the Maritime Continent

Hsiang-He Lee and Chien Wang

Data sets

TRMM Data Downloads NASA

Fire Emission Factors and Emission Inventories National Centers for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Sounding profiles University of Wyoming

Short summary
This study has demonstrated how biomass burning activities could affect convective systems in the Maritime Continent by altering cloud microphysics and dynamics. Because near-surface heating from the absorption of fire aerosols can enhance the prevailing wind from the ocean during the daytime and further weaken land breeze and surface convergence at nighttime, it changes the diurnal rainfall intensity, especially those low-level wind patterns associated with the weak westerly (WW) regime.
Final-revised paper