Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Abstract

Impacts of African dust particles on mixed-phase and warm stratiform clouds are investigated using four years of collocated CALIPSO and CloudSat measurements. The results show that dust could enhance ice particle concentrations in stratiform mixed-phase clouds by a factor of 2 to 6 at temperatures colder than-12°C. Obvious drizzle suppression in dusty warm stratiform clouds is also observed. The study suggests that the presence of African dust affect both mixed-phase and warm cloud microphysical properties and processes. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

DOI

10.1063/1.4803413

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© 2013 AIP Publishing LLC

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