Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Research article
11 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 11 Mar 2022

Sensitivity of low-level clouds and precipitation to anthropogenic aerosol emission in southern West Africa: a DACCIWA case study

Adrien Deroubaix, Laurent Menut, Cyrille Flamant, Peter Knippertz, Andreas H. Fink, Anneke Batenburg, Joel Brito, Cyrielle Denjean, Cheikh Dione, Régis Dupuy, Valerian Hahn, Norbert Kalthoff, Fabienne Lohou, Alfons Schwarzenboeck, Guillaume Siour, Paolo Tuccella, and Christiane Voigt


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1306', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1306', Anonymous Referee #3, 15 Aug 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2020-1306', Anonymous Referee #4, 27 Aug 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1306', Adrien Deroubaix, 08 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Adrien Deroubaix on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2021)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Dec 2021) by Nikos Hatzianastassiou
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Feb 2022) by Nikos Hatzianastassiou
Short summary
During the summer monsoon in West Africa, pollutants emitted in urbanized areas modify cloud cover and precipitation patterns. We analyze these patterns with the WRF-CHIMERE model, integrating the effects of aerosols on meteorology, based on the numerous observations provided by the Dynamics-Aerosol-Climate-Interactions campaign. This study adds evidence to recent findings that increased pollution levels in West Africa delay the breakup time of low-level clouds and reduce precipitation.
Final-revised paper