Articles | Volume 21, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16797–16816, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16797-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16797–16816, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16797-2021

Research article 18 Nov 2021

Research article | 18 Nov 2021

What rainfall rates are most important to wet removal of different aerosol types?

Yong Wang et al.

Data sets

Data of NG paper "Disproportionate Control on Aerosol Burden by Light Rain" Yong Wang; Wenwen Xia; Xiaohong Liu; Shaocheng Xie; Wuyin Lin; Qi Tang; Hsi-Yen Ma; Yiquan Jiang; Guang J. Zhang https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4259554

Model code and software

Stochastic convection code based on the DOE EAMv1 Yong Wang; Guang J. Zhang; George C. Craig https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4543261

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This study developed a novel approach to detect what rainfall rates climatologically are most efficient for wet removal of different aerosol types and applied it to a global climate model (GCM). Results show that light rain has disproportionate control on aerosol wet scavenging, with distinct rain rates for different aerosol sizes. The approach can be applied to other GCMs to better understand the aerosol wet scavenging by rainfall, which is important to better simulate aerosols.
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