Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5195–5207, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5195-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5195–5207, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5195-2022
Research article
21 Apr 2022
Research article | 21 Apr 2022

In situ observation of warm atmospheric layer and the heat contribution of suspended dust over the Tarim Basin

Chenglong Zhou et al.

Data sets

Climate reanalysis CDS https://climate.copernicus.eu/climate-reanalysis

Climate reanalysis GMAO https://doi.org/10.5067/VJAFPLI1CSIV

CALIPSO LID L1 Standard HDF File – Version 4.10 D. Winker https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L1-STANDARD-V4-10

CALIPSO Lidar Level 2 Vertical Feature Mask Data V4-20 D. Winker https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_VFM-STANDARD-V4-20

China Meteorological Administration: Surface Observations NMIC http://data.cma.cn

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Based on the radiosonde observations, an anomalously warm layer is measured at altitudes between 500 and 300 hPa over the Tarim Basin (TB) with an average intensity of 2.53 and 1.39 K in the spring and summer, respectively. The heat contributions of dust to this anomalously warm atmospheric layer in spring and summer were 13.77 and 10.25 %, respectively. Topographically, the TB is adjacent to the Tibetan Plateau; we propose the concept of the Tibetan heat source’s northward extension.
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