Articles | Volume 21, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16555–16574, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16555–16574, 2021

Research article 12 Nov 2021

Research article | 12 Nov 2021

Distinct impacts on precipitation by aerosol radiative effect over three different megacity regions of eastern China

Yue Sun and Chuanfeng Zhao

Data sets

ERA5 hourly data on pressure levels from 1979 to present H. Hersbach, B. Bell, P. Berrisford, G. Biavati, A. Horányi, J. Muñoz Sabater, J. Nicolas, C. Peubey, R. Radu, I. Rozum, D. Schepers, A. Simmons, C. Soci, D. Dee, and J.-N. Thépaut

GPM DPR Precipitation Profile L2A 1.5 hours 5 km V06, Greenbelt T. Iguchi and R. Meneghini

Short summary
Using high-resolution multi-year warm season data, the influence of aerosol on precipitation time over the North China Plain (NCP), Yangtze River Delta (YRD), and Pearl River Delta (PRD) is investigated. Aerosol amount and type have significant influence on precipitation time: precipitation start time is advanced by 3 h in the NCP, delayed 2 h in the PRD, and negligibly changed in the YRD. Aerosol impact on precipitation is also influenced by precipitation type and meteorological conditions.
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