Articles | Volume 20, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 8315–8349, 2020

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 8315–8349, 2020

Research article 17 Jul 2020

Research article | 17 Jul 2020

Modulation of radiative aerosols effects by atmospheric circulation over the Euro-Mediterranean region

Pierre Nabat et al.

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The present work aims at better understanding regional climate–aerosol interactions over the Euro-Mediterranean region by studying the relationships between aerosols and atmospheric circulation. Based on 40-year regional climate simulations (1979–2018), our results show the role of the North Atlantic Oscillation in driving the interannual aerosol variability, and that of weather regimes for the daily variability, with ensuing effects on shortwave surface radiation and surface temperature.
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