Response of a simulated mesoscale convective system to increased aerosol pollution, The
Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCSs) are important contributors to rainfall in the High Plains of the United States and elsewhere in the world. MCSs are also producers of severe weather such as hail, tornados and wide-spread straight-line wind events known as derechos. It is therefore of interest to understand how different aerosols serving as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) concentrations may impact these systems. This work focuses on the impacts of aerosols on the total precipitation amount, rates and spatial distribution of precipitation produced by an MCS, as well as the characteristics of a ...
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Cotton, William R.; van den Heever, Susan C.