This chapter reviews the main points related to effects of aerosol–cloud precipitation interactions. It discusses aerosol impact on rainfall on the ground and looks closely at the physical hypothesis that air pollution delays precipitation. Using Australia as a case study, the chapter explores the complexities of the evidence and arguments about the effects of pollution on precipitation.
|Title of host publication||Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System : |
|Subtitle of host publication||Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation|
|Editors||Robert J. Charlson, Jost Heintzenberg|
|Number of pages||32|
|State||Published - 27 Feb 2009|
|Name||Strüngmann Forum Reports|