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Han et al. 2000

Han, Q., W.B. Rossow, J. Chou, and R.W. Welch, 2000: Near-global survey of cloud column susceptibilities using ISCCP data. Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3221-3224, doi:10.1029/2000GL011543.

A new parameter, cloud column susceptibility, is introduced to study the aerosol indirect effect, which describes the aerosol indirect effect more directly without assuming how cloud droplet size will respond to changes of droplet number concentration. Between the two approaches that are used to retrieve cloud column susceptibilities, the one that makes no assumption of constant liquid water content leads to smaller, even negative cloud column susceptibilities. This finding is consistent with results of model studies and observations from the 1998-1999 Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) that suggest that cloud liquid water may be reduced during aerosol-cloud interactions. The results of this survey suggest that using constant liquid water content in models may lead to significant overestimation of the aerosol indirect effect.

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BibTeX Citation

  author={Han, Q. and Rossow, W. B. and Chou, J. and Welch, R. W.},
  title={Near-global survey of cloud column susceptibilities using ISCCP data},
  journal={Geophys. Res. Lett.},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ha08200o
AU  - Han, Q.
AU  - Rossow, W. B.
AU  - Chou, J.
AU  - Welch, R. W.
PY  - 2000
TI  - Near-global survey of cloud column susceptibilities using ISCCP data
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
VL  - 27
SP  - 3221
EP  - 3224
DO  - 10.1029/2000GL011543
ER  -

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