Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Research article
23 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 23 Mar 2021

Aerosol impacts on warm-cloud microphysics and drizzle in a moderately polluted environment

Ying-Chieh Chen, Sheng-Hsiang Wang, Qilong Min, Sarah Lu, Pay-Liam Lin, Neng-Huei Lin, Kao-Shan Chung, and Everette Joseph


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AR by Sheng-Hsiang Wang on behalf of the Authors (02 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Dec 2020) by Philip Stier
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Jan 2021) by Philip Stier
AR by Sheng-Hsiang Wang on behalf of the Authors (06 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Jan 2021) by Philip Stier
Short summary
In this study, we integrate satellite and surface observations to statistically quantify aerosol impacts on low-level warm-cloud microphysics and drizzle over northern Taiwan. Our result provides observational evidence for aerosol indirect effects. The frequency of drizzle is reduced under polluted conditions. For light-precipitation events (≤ 1 mm h-1), however, higher aerosol concentrations drive raindrops toward smaller sizes and thus increase the appearance of the drizzle drops.
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