Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Development and technical paper
13 Feb 2017
Development and technical paper |  | 13 Feb 2017

Source apportionment of atmospheric water over East Asia – a source tracer study in CAM5.1

Chen Pan, Bin Zhu, Jinhui Gao, and Hanqing Kang


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Short summary
This paper describes the implementation of the atmospheric water tracer (AWT) method in the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model version 5.1 (CAM5.1). Compared to other source apportionment methods, the AWT method was developed based on detailed physical parameterisations, and can therefore trace the behaviour of atmospheric water substances directly and exactly. Using this method, we quantitatively identify the dominant sources of precipitation and water vapour over East Asia.