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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8879–8896, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8879-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8879–8896, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8879-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Jul 2019

Research article | 12 Jul 2019

Is positive correlation between cloud droplet effective radius and aerosol optical depth over land due to retrieval artifacts or real physical processes?

Hailing Jia et al.

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AR by Hailing Jia on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 May 2019) by Jianping Huang
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 May 2019) by Jianping Huang
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We systematically assess how and to what extent satellite retrieval biases may affect correlations, as well as explore the underlying physical mechanisms. It is noted that the retrieval biases of both cloud and aerosol can result in a serious overestimation of the slope of CER–AI. Positive correlations more likely to occur in the case of drier cloud top and stronger turbulence in clouds, implying entrainment mixing might be a possible physical interpretation for such a positive CER–AI slope.
We systematically assess how and to what extent satellite retrieval biases may affect...
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