Heavy pollution suppresses light rain in China : Observations and modeling

  title={Heavy pollution suppresses light rain in China : Observations and modeling},
  author={Yun Qian and Daoyi Gong and Jiwen Fan and L. Ruby Leung and Ralf Bennartz and Deliang Chen and Weiguo Wang},
[1] Long-term observational data reveal that both the frequency and amount of light rain have decreased in eastern China (EC) for 1956–2005 with high spatial coherency. This is different from the trend of total rainfall observed in EC, which decreases in northern EC and increases in southern EC. To examine the cause of the light rain trends, we analyzed the long-term variability of atmospheric water vapor and its correlation with light rain events. Results show very weak relationships between… CONTINUE READING
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