Smoke and Clouds above the Southeast Atlantic: Upcoming Field Campaigns Probe Absorbing Aerosol’s Impact on Climate

Smoke and Clouds above the Southeast Atlantic: Upcoming Field Campaigns Probe Absorbing... INTERACTIONS Smoke and Clouds above the Southeast Atlantic Upcoming Field Campaigns Probe Absorbing Aerosol’s Impact on Climate yb Paquait Zuidema , Jens Redemann , James Hyoodwa , Robe Rt w ood , s atu Rt Piket H, m a Rtin Hi Pondoka , and Polaa Fo Rmenti rom July through October, smoke from biomass- burning (BB) fires on the southern African sub- Fcontinent is transported westward through the free troposphere over one of the largest stratocumulus cloud decks on our planet (Fig. 1). BB aerosol (smoke) absorbs shortwave radiation efficiently. This funda- mental property implicates smoke within myriad small-scale processes with potential large-scale im- pacts on climate that are not yet well understood. A coordinated, international team of scientists from the United States, United Kingdom, France, South Africa, and Namibia will provide an unprecedented interrogation of this smoke-and-cloud regime from 2016 to 2018, using multiple aircraft and surface- based instrumentation suites to span much of the breadth of the southeast Atlantic. Fig . 1. During September, 600-hPa winds escort the e Th scientific motivations are many. Smoke warms biomass burning aerosol (optical depth in warm colors) the atmosphere, in contrast to the climate cooling emanating from fires in continental http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

Smoke and Clouds above the Southeast Atlantic: Upcoming Field Campaigns Probe Absorbing Aerosol’s Impact on Climate

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INTERACTIONS Smoke and Clouds above the Southeast Atlantic Upcoming Field Campaigns Probe Absorbing Aerosol’s Impact on Climate yb Paquait Zuidema , Jens Redemann , James Hyoodwa , Robe Rt w ood , s atu Rt Piket H, m a Rtin Hi Pondoka , and Polaa Fo Rmenti rom July through October, smoke from biomass- burning (BB) fires on the southern African sub- Fcontinent is transported westward through the free troposphere over one of the largest stratocumulus cloud decks on our planet (Fig. 1). BB aerosol (smoke) absorbs shortwave radiation efficiently. This funda- mental property implicates smoke within myriad small-scale processes with potential large-scale im- pacts on climate that are not yet well understood. A coordinated, international team of scientists from the United States, United Kingdom, France, South Africa, and Namibia will provide an unprecedented interrogation of this smoke-and-cloud regime from 2016 to 2018, using multiple aircraft and surface- based instrumentation suites to span much of the breadth of the southeast Atlantic. Fig . 1. During September, 600-hPa winds escort the e Th scientific motivations are many. Smoke warms biomass burning aerosol (optical depth in warm colors) the atmosphere, in contrast to the climate cooling emanating from fires in continental

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Jul 1, 2016

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