Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7489–7507, 2020

Special issue: Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7489–7507, 2020

Research article 29 Jun 2020

Research article | 29 Jun 2020

Cloud regimes over the Amazon Basin: perspectives from the GoAmazon2014/5 campaign

Scott E. Giangrande et al.

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The Amazon basin experiences prolific and diverse cloud conditions that are strongly influenced by (and influence via feedbacks) seasonal shifts in the local conditions and larger-scale atmospheric circulations. The primary atmospheric regimes observed during a heavily instrumented 2-year Amazon deployment are classified. We assess the potential atmospheric controls on convective clouds, precipitation, and the propensity for these regimes to promote extremes in precipitation.
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