Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4129–4147, 2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4129–4147, 2022
Research article
31 Mar 2022
Research article | 31 Mar 2022

Radiative and microphysical responses of clouds to an anomalous increase in fire particles over the Maritime Continent in 2015

Azusa Takeishi and Chien Wang

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Nanometer- to micrometer-sized particles in the atmosphere, namely aerosols, play a crucial role in cloud formation as cloud droplets form on aerosols. This study uses a weather forecasting model to examine the impacts of a large emission of aerosol particles from biomass burning activities over Southeast Asia. We find that additional cloud droplets brought by fire-emitted particles can lead to taller and more reflective convective clouds with increased rainfall.
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