Articles | Volume 22, issue 12
Research article
23 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 23 Jun 2022

Aerosol atmospheric rivers: climatology, event characteristics, and detection algorithm sensitivities

Sudip Chakraborty, Bin Guan, Duane E. Waliser, and Arlindo M. da Silva

Data sets

Global Aerosol Atmospheric Rivers Database S. Chakraborty

Short summary
This study explores extreme aerosol transport events by aerosol atmospheric rivers (AARs) and shows the characteristics of individual AARs such as length, width, length-to-width ratio, transport strength, and dominant transport direction, the seasonal variations, the relationship to the spatial distribution of surface emissions, the vertical profiles of wind, aerosol mixing ratio, and aerosol mass fluxes, and the major planetary-scale aerosol transport pathways.
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