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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15171–15184, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15171-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15171–15184, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15171-2021
Research article
12 Oct 2021
Research article | 12 Oct 2021

Impacts of the Saharan air layer on the physical properties of the Atlantic tropical cyclone cloud systems: 2003–2019

Hao Luo and Yong Han

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The various feedbacks of Atlantic tropical cyclones (TCs) to the Saharan air layer (SAL) are determined by the combined effects of dry air masses, the dust aerosols as ice nuclei, and dynamic, thermodynamic, and moisture conditions. The specific influence mechanisms of SAL on the three intensities of TCs (tropical depression, tropical storm, and hurricane) are different. The conclusions are beneficial to our recognition of the physical process and evolution of TCs in the Atlantic region.
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