Klüser, Lars and Rosenfeld, Daniel and Macke, Andreas and Holzer-Popp, Thomas (2008) Observation of shallow convective clouds generated by solar heating of dark smoke plume. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8, pp. 2833-2840. ISSN 1680-7316.
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The SEVIRI instrument on the Meteosat Second Generation satellite with both fine spatial and temporal resolution allows to detect and follow the dynamics of fast developing meteorological events like spreading smoke plumes and the lifecycles of convective clouds. Smoke plumes 5 have the ability to change the atmospheric heat content due to absorption and reduced reflection of solar radiation. By these means they can trigger formation of shallow convective clouds at their edge. A heavy smoke plume emerging from burning Lebanese oil tanks and spreading over adjacent deserts on 17 July 2006 has been observed as an example of such an effect. This study suggests a physical explanation of the observed convection along the edge of the smoke 10 plume, namely the strong thermal contrast resulting from solar heating of the smoke layer.
|Title:||Observation of shallow convective clouds generated by solar heating of dark smoke plume|
|Date:||29 May 2008|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics|
|In Open Access:||Yes|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 2833-2840|
|Keywords:||Aerosol cloud interaction, indirect effect, climate forcing|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W - Vorhaben Datenprodukte für Klima- und Atmosphärenanwendungen (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||German Remote Sensing Data Center|
|Deposited By:||Dr.rer.nat. Thomas Holzer-Popp|
|Deposited On:||08 Dec 2008|
|Last Modified:||23 Apr 2013 07:03|
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