Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7085–7102, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7085-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7085–7102, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7085-2015
Research article
30 Jun 2015
Research article | 30 Jun 2015

In situ vertical profiles of aerosol extinction, mass, and composition over the southeast United States during SENEX and SEAC4RS: observations of a modest aerosol enhancement aloft

N. L. Wagner et al.

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This paper investigates the summertime vertical profile of aerosol over the southeastern US using in situ measurements collected from aircraft. We use a vertical mixing model and measurements of CO to predict the vertical profile of aerosol that we would expect from vertical mixing alone and compare with the observed aerosol profile. We found a modest enhancement of aerosol in the cloudy transition layer during shallow cumulus convection and attribute the enhancement to local aerosol formation.
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