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Interaction of Aerosol, Clouds, and Radiation on the Regional Scale

Interaction of Aerosol, Clouds, and Radiation on the Regional Scale
type:PhD Thesis
time:4/2012
tutor:

Kottmeier, Ch., Leisner, Th.

person in charge:

Bangert, Max Jonas

links:Volltext (PDF)

In this thesis, the impact of natural and anthropogenic aerosol particles on cloud properties and precipitation is studied and quantified for Western Europe taking the formation and emission of aerosol particles into account.
The online-coupled model framework COSMO-ART is extended to simulate the formation of cloud droplets and ice crystals on the basis of the physical and chemical properties of the aerosol particles, as well as the subsequent impact on cloud microphysical processes.