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Niyogi, D, Chang, HI, Chen, F, Gu, LH, Kumar, A, Menon, S, Pielke, RA (2007). Potential impacts of aerosol-land-atmosphere interactions on the Indian monsoonal rainfall characteristics. NATURAL HAZARDS, 42(2), 345-359.

Abstract
Aerosols can affect the cloud-radiation feedback and the precipitation over the Indian monsoon region. In this paper, we propose that another pathway by which aerosols can modulate the multi-scale aspect of Indian monsoons is by altering the land-atmosphere interactions. The nonlinear feedbacks due to aerosol/diffuse radiation on coupled interactions oiler the Indian monsoon region are studied by: (1) reviewing recent field measurements and modeling studies, (2) analyzing the MODIS and AERONET aerosol optical depth datasets, and (3) diagnosing the results from sensitivity experiments using a mesoscale modeling system. The results of this study suggest that the large magnitude of aerosol loading and its impact on land-atmosphere interactions can significantly influence the mesoscale monsoonal characteristics in the Indo-Ganges Basin.

DOI:
10.1007/s11069-006-9085-y

ISSN:
0921-030X

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