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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5185-5204, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5185-2017
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21 Apr 2017
Investigation of the aerosol–cloud–rainfall association over the Indian summer monsoon region
Chandan Sarangi et al.

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Aerosol-induced perturbations in cloud systems and rainfall are very uncertain. This study provides observational evidence of a robust positive association between aerosol–cloud–rainfall properties over the Indian summer monsoon region. Observed and modeled aerosol–cloud microphysical changes illustrate that cloud invigoration under a high AOD scenario can explain most of the aerosol-associated changes in cloud fraction, cloud top pressure, and surface rainfall over this region.
Aerosol-induced perturbations in cloud systems and rainfall are very uncertain. This study...
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