Cloud resolving model simulations of water and energy budgets for the indian ocean region: Effects of aerosols on trade wind cumuli

Greg M. McFarquhar, Hailong Wang, Wojciech Grabowski

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Abstract

The semi-direct and indirect effects of aerosols on trade wind cumuli in the Indian Ocean region were analyzed. The analysis was done on data collected during the Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) held to investigate regional and global climate forcing associated with the anthropogenic haze that spreads over the region during winter monsoon. Limited-area cloud-resolving model simulations were conducted of the effects of aerosols on cloud properties and heating rate profiles. It was observed that semi-direct effects have a major impact on the cloud properties and on the water and and energy budgets of the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4099-4101
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
StatePublished - 2004
EventCombined Preprints: 84th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA., United States
Duration: Jan 11 2004Jan 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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