Session 8 Impacts of Aerosols on Storm Dynamics, Cloud Physics, and Precipitation I

Thursday, 14 January 2016: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room 357 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Eighth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions
Wei -Kuo Tao, NASA/GSFC, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch, Greenbelt, MD
Xiaowen Li, Morgan State University, GESTAR Program, Greenbelt, MD

Aerosols (both natural and anthropogenic) interact with clouds and precipitation in complicated ways and with large uncertainties. They not only change cloud/precipitation microphysical processes, but also modify precipitation through radiation and dynamical feedback. This session welcomes both observational and modeling studies that aim to reduce uncertainties in aerosol impact on precipitation. These can range from process-based studies of aerosol impacts on cloud microphysics, to ensemble simulations of precipitation systems and their responses to aerosol forcing, to model parameterization development leading to better representations of aerosol-precipitation interactions in cloud, regional and global models.

1:45 PM
Modulation of Aerosol Impacts on Convective Clouds (Invited Presentation)
Susan C. van den Heever, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and L. D. Grant, S. R. Herbener, P. J. Marinescu, and A. M. Sheffield
2:00 PM
Interactions between Thunderstorms, Chemistry, and Aerosols for a Severe Storm Ingesting an Elevated Wildfire Smoke Plume
Mary C. Barth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. M. Saleeby, S. C. van den Heever, S. A. Rutledge, and M. M. Bela

2:15 PM
Impacts of Vertically Varying Aerosol Layers on MCS Cold Pool and Precipitation Processes
Peter J. Marinescu, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and S. M. Saleeby, S. C. van den Heever, S. M. Kreidenweis, and P. J. DeMott

2:45 PM
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