Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Research article
01 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 01 Dec 2021

Impacts of long-range-transported mineral dust on summertime convective cloud and precipitation: a case study over the Taiwan region

Yanda Zhang, Fangqun Yu, Gan Luo, Jiwen Fan, and Shuai Liu

Data sets

GPM IMERG Early Precipitation L3 Half Hourly 0.1 degree x 0.1 degree V06 G. J. Huffman, E. F. Stocker, D. T. Bolvin, E. J. Nelkin, and J. Tan

The construction and verification of daily gridded rainfall dataset (1960–2015) in Taiwan S.-P. Weng and C.-D. Yang

MERRA-2 inst3_3d_aer_Nv: 3d,3-Hourly,Instantaneous,Model- Level,Assimilation,Aerosol Mixing Ratio V5.12.4 Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)

MODIS atmosphere L2 cloud product (06_L2) ( S. Platnick, S. Ackerman, M. D. King, K. Meyer, W. P. Menzel, R. E. Holz, B. A. Baum, and P. Yang

Short summary
This paper explores the impacts of dust on summertime convective cloud and precipitation through a numerical experiment. The result indicates that the long-range-transported dust can notably affect the properties of convective cloud and precipitation by enhancing immersion freezing and invigorating convection. We also analyze the different dust effects predicted by the Morrison and SBM schemes, which are partially attributed to the saturation adjustment approach utilized in the bulk schemes.
Final-revised paper