Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13353–13368, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13353–13368, 2021

Research article 09 Sep 2021

Research article | 09 Sep 2021

Influence of sea salt aerosols on the development of Mediterranean tropical-like cyclones

Enrique Pravia-Sarabia et al.

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Short summary
Given the hazardous nature of medicanes, studies focused on understanding and quantifying the processes governing their formation have become paramount for present and future disaster risk reduction. Therefore, enhancing the modeling and forecasting capabilities of such events is of crucial importance. In this sense, the authors find that the microphysical processes, and specifically the wind--sea salt aerosol feedback, play a key role in their development and thus should not be neglected.
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