Tropical Rainfall Trends and the Indirect Aerosol Effect

@article{Rotstayn2002TropicalRT,
  title={Tropical Rainfall Trends and the Indirect Aerosol Effect},
  author={L. Rotstayn and U. Lohmann},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
  year={2002},
  volume={15},
  pages={2103-2116}
}
  • L. Rotstayn, U. Lohmann
  • Published 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Climate
  • An atmospheric global climate model coupled to a mixed layer ocean model is used to study changes in tropical rainfall due to the indirect effects of anthropogenic sulfate aerosol. The model is run to equilibrium for present-day (PD) and preindustrial (PI) sulfur emission scenarios. As in two other recent studies, the model generally gives a southward shift of tropical rainfall in the PD run relative to the PI run. This is largely due to a hemispheric asymmetry in the reduction of sea surface… CONTINUE READING
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