Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2027–2051, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2027-2021

Special issue: Results of the project "Dynamics–aerosol–chemistry–cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2027–2051, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2027-2021

Research article 10 Feb 2021

Research article | 10 Feb 2021

Breakup of nocturnal low-level stratiform clouds during the southern West African monsoon season

Maurin Zouzoua et al.

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AR by Maurin Zouzoua on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Oct 2020) by Susan van den Heever
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Oct 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Nov 2020) by Susan van den Heever
AR by Maurin Zouzoua on behalf of the Authors (04 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Dec 2020) by Susan van den Heever
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Based on a field experiment conducted in June and July 2016, we analyzed the daytime breakup of continental low-level stratiform clouds over southern West Africa in order to provide complementary guidance for model evaluation during the monsoon season. Those clouds exhibit weaker temperature and moisture jumps at the top compared to marine stratiform clouds. Their lifetime and the transition towards shallow convective clouds during daytime hours depend on their coupling with the surface.
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