Journal cover Journal topic
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 5.668 IF 5.668
  • IF 5-year value: 6.201 IF 5-year
    6.201
  • CiteScore value: 6.13 CiteScore
    6.13
  • SNIP value: 1.633 SNIP 1.633
  • IPP value: 5.91 IPP 5.91
  • SJR value: 2.938 SJR 2.938
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 174 Scimago H
    index 174
  • h5-index value: 87 h5-index 87
ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2735–2754, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2735-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: Results of the project "Dynamics–aerosol–chemistry–cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2735–2754, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2735-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 05 Mar 2020

Research article | 05 Mar 2020

The diurnal stratocumulus-to-cumulus transition over land in southern West Africa

Xabier Pedruzo-Bagazgoitia et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xabier Pedruzo-Bagazgoitia on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Dec 2019) by Susan van den Heever
AR by Xabier Pedruzo-Bagazgoitia on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jan 2020) by Susan van den Heever
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
Using a high-resolution model we simulate the transition from night to day clouds on southern West Africa using observations from the DACCIWA project. We find that the radiative effects of clouds help mantain a thick cloud layer in the night, while the mixing of cloud air with air above during the day, aided by moisture and heat fluxes at the surface, thins this layer and promotes its transition to other clouds. The effect of changing wind with height accelerates the transition.
Using a high-resolution model we simulate the transition from night to day clouds on southern...
Citation