Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Measurement report
09 Dec 2021
Measurement report |  | 09 Dec 2021

Measurement report: Impact of African aerosol particles on cloud evolution in a tropical montane cloud forest in the Caribbean

Elvis Torres-Delgado, Darrel Baumgardner, and Olga L. Mayol-Bracero


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Short summary
African dust aerosols can travel thousands of kilometers and reach the Caribbean and other places, where they can serve as ice and cloud condensation nuclei and alter precipitation patterns. Cloud microphysical properties (droplet number and size) were measured in a Caribbean tropical montane cloud forest along with models and satellite products. The results of the study suggest that meteorology and air mass history are more important for cloud processes than aerosols transported from Africa.
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