Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Research article
20 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 20 Jan 2023

Aerosol–precipitation elevation dependence over the central Himalayas using cloud-resolving WRF-Chem numerical modeling

Pramod Adhikari and John F. Mejia

Data sets

MODIS Atmosphere L3 Daily Product S. Platnick

GPM IMERG Final Precipitation L3 Half Hourly 0.1 degree x 0.1 degree V06 G. J. Huffman, E. F. Stocker, D. T. Bolvin, E. J. Nelkin, and J. Tan

Upper-air-sounding data Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming

AERONET data Aerosol Robotic Network

Model code and software

Weather Research and Forecasting Model National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Short summary
We used an atmospheric model to assess the impact of aerosols through radiation and cloud interaction on elevation-dependent precipitation and surface temperature over the central Himalayan region. Results showed contrasting altitudinal precipitation responses to the increased aerosol concentration, which can significantly impact the hydroclimate of the central Himalayas, increasing the risk for extreme events and influencing the regional supply of water resources.
Final-revised paper