Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6199–6220, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-6199-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6199–6220, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-6199-2021

Research article 26 Apr 2021

Research article | 26 Apr 2021

Potential impact of aerosols on convective clouds revealed by Himawari-8 observations over different terrain types in eastern China

Tianmeng Chen et al.

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AR by Zhanqing Li on behalf of the Authors (25 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
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A convective cloud identification process is developed using geostationary satellite data from Himawari-8. Convective cloud fraction is generally larger before noon and smaller in the afternoon under polluted conditions, but megacities and complex topography can influence the pattern. A robust relationship between convective cloud and aerosol loading is found. This pattern varies with terrain height and is modulated by varying thermodynamic, dynamical, and humidity conditions during the day.
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