Articles | Volume 21, issue 22
Research article
16 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 16 Nov 2021

Tracking the influence of cloud condensation nuclei on summer diurnal precipitating systems over complex topography in Taiwan

Yu-Hung Chang, Wei-Ting Chen, Chien-Ming Wu, Christopher Moseley, and Chia-Chun Wu

Data sets

TRMM (TMPA) Rainfall Estimate L3 3 hour 0.25 degree x 0.25 degree V7 Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)

Central Weather Bureau Weather Station Observation Data Ministry of Science and Technology and Chinese Culture University

GLDAS Noah Land Surface Model L4 3 hourly 0.25 x 0.25 degree V2.0 H. Beaudoing and M. Rodell

Short summary
The impacts of increasing cloud condensation nuclei on summertime diurnal precipitation in weak synoptic weather over complex topography in Taiwan were investigated by applying object-based tracking analyses to semi-realistic large-eddy simulations. In hotspots of orographic locking processes, rain initiation is delayed, which prolongs the development of local circulation and convection. For this organized regime, the occurrence of extreme diurnal precipitating systems is notably enhanced.
Final-revised paper