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Aerosol effect on the land-ocean contrast in thunderstorm electrification and lightning frequency
Description: Numerical simulations are carried out to investigate the effect of aerosol on microphysical, electrification and lightning frequency in thunderstorm clouds. A two-dimensional (2-D) cumulus model with electrification and lightning process is used to investigate the difference of electrification and lightning process between continental and maritime thunderclouds. The results show that in the developing stage higher concentration aerosol in continental thundercloud leads to more cloud droplets and stronger updraft in continental thundercloud than in maritime thundercloud. [Source: Atmospheric Research]
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Source: Atmospheric Research
Publish Date: 10/1/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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