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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5923–5943, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5923-2020
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Special issue: Study of ozone, aerosols and radiation over the Tibetan Plateau...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5923–5943, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5923-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 19 May 2020

Research article | 19 May 2020

Impact of topography on black carbon transport to the southern Tibetan Plateau during the pre-monsoon season and its climatic implication

Meixin Zhang et al.

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Analysis of multiple numerical experiments over the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau (TP) shows that the complex topography results in 50 % stronger overall cross-Himalayan transport during the pre-monsoon season primarily due to the strengthened efficiency of near-surface meridional transport towards the TP, enhanced wind speed in some valleys and deeper valley channels associated with larger transported BC mass volume, which leads to 30–50 % stronger BC radiative heating over the TP.
Analysis of multiple numerical experiments over the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau (TP) shows...
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