Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6291–6303, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6291-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6291–6303, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6291-2020
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03 Jun 2020
Research article | 03 Jun 2020

Ensemble daily simulations for elucidating cloud–aerosol interactions under a large spread of realistic environmental conditions

Guy Dagan and Philip Stier

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Ensemble daily simulations for two separate month-long periods over a region near Barbados were conducted to investigate aerosol effects on cloud properties and the atmospheric energy budget. For each day, two simulations were conducted with low and high cloud droplet number concentrations representing clean and polluted conditions, respectively. These simulations are used to distinguish between properties that are robustly affected by changes in aerosol concentrations and those that are not.
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