Articles | Volume 20, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6207–6223, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6207-2020

Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6207–6223, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6207-2020

Research article 28 May 2020

Research article | 28 May 2020

Aerosol indirect effects on the temperature–precipitation scaling

Nicolas Da Silva et al.

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Microphysical effects of aerosols were found to weaken precipitation in a Euro-Mediterranean area. The present numerical study quantifies the processes that may be involved through the use of the temperature–precipitation relationship. It shows larger aerosol effects at low temperatures. At these temperatures, the process that contributes most is the increase in atmospheric stability through an enhanced aerosol cooling effect in the lower troposphere compared to the upper troposphere.
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