Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3483–3501, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3483-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3483–3501, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3483-2020

Research article 24 Mar 2020

Research article | 24 Mar 2020

Investigation of aerosol–cloud interactions under different absorptive aerosol regimes using Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) southern Great Plains (SGP) ground-based measurements

Xiaojian Zheng et al.

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AR by Baike Xi on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Oct 2019) by Graham Feingold
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Oct 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Nov 2019)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Nov 2019) by Graham Feingold
AR by Baike Xi on behalf of the Authors (07 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Jan 2020) by Graham Feingold
AR by Baike Xi on behalf of the Authors (05 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Feb 2020) by Graham Feingold
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The continental low-level stratiform cloud susceptibilities to aerosols were investigated under different absorptive aerosol regimes. The weakly absorbing aerosols, which are more hygroscopic, can better activate as cloud condensation nuclei. The favorable thermodynamic condition enhances the cloud susceptibility, while the cloud-layer heating effect induced by strongly absorbing aerosols dampens the cloud susceptibility. Overall, the clouds are more susceptible to the weakly absorbing aerosols.
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