Aircraft Measurements of the Impacts of Pollution Aerosols on Clouds and Precipitation over the Sierra Nevada
This project sought to document the “ingestion” of pollution aerosols (that is, their incorporation into the orographic clouds) as the clouds were formed and moved uphill. It also sought to document the number, sizes, and concentrations of the aerosols and the resulting internal cloud microphysical structure. This information was used to analyze the orographic precipitation process to better determine the role of those pollution aerosols in suppressing precipitation.
Author(s): William L. Woodley, Daniel Rosenfield, Duncan Axisa, James G. Hudson
CIEE Program: Climate Change
Document Type: Reports
Filename: CEC-500-2008-015.pdf
Publisher: California Energy Commission
Year Published: 2008