The Impacts of the 9 April 2009 Dust and Smoke on Convection

The Impacts of the 9 April 2009 Dust and Smoke on Convection The Impacts of the 9 April 2009 Dust and Smoke on Convection yb d a n i e L T. L i n ds e y , s Te v e n d . M i LLer , a n d Lou ie G r a s so ildfires and dust storms, although less fre - the relatively pristine environment. e Th y argue that quent than severe thunderstorms, are not smaller droplets decrease the collision-coalescence W uncommon to the United States, and in some efficiency, which effectively delays the evolution of cases can have disastrous impacts to life and prop- precipitation-sized droplets and shifts the water mass erty. In the central plains, wildfires and dust storms upward in the cloud. They also argue that shifting occur in concert with very strong, dry winds, often the precipitation production upward results in more behind a surface dryline associated with a powerful vigorous updrafts and stronger storms. midlatitude cyclone. Strong synoptic systems often Other work related to the impacts of aerosols on generate severe convection within their warm sec- deep convection include Lindsey and Fromm (2008), tors. This is also a preferred location for wildfire and who observed pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) clouds, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

The Impacts of the 9 April 2009 Dust and Smoke on Convection

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/2010BAMS2964.1
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The Impacts of the 9 April 2009 Dust and Smoke on Convection yb d a n i e L T. L i n ds e y , s Te v e n d . M i LLer , a n d Lou ie G r a s so ildfires and dust storms, although less fre - the relatively pristine environment. e Th y argue that quent than severe thunderstorms, are not smaller droplets decrease the collision-coalescence W uncommon to the United States, and in some efficiency, which effectively delays the evolution of cases can have disastrous impacts to life and prop- precipitation-sized droplets and shifts the water mass erty. In the central plains, wildfires and dust storms upward in the cloud. They also argue that shifting occur in concert with very strong, dry winds, often the precipitation production upward results in more behind a surface dryline associated with a powerful vigorous updrafts and stronger storms. midlatitude cyclone. Strong synoptic systems often Other work related to the impacts of aerosols on generate severe convection within their warm sec- deep convection include Lindsey and Fromm (2008), tors. This is also a preferred location for wildfire and who observed pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) clouds,

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Aug 1, 2010

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