Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13945–13967, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13945-2016

Special issue: Aerosol-Cloud Coupling And Climate Interactions in the Arctic...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13945–13967, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13945-2016

Research article 11 Nov 2016

Research article | 11 Nov 2016

Observed microphysical changes in Arctic mixed-phase clouds when transitioning from sea ice to open ocean

Gillian Young et al.

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Clouds are intricately coupled to the Arctic sea ice. Our inability to accurately model cloud fractions causes large uncertainties in predicted radiative interactions in this region, therefore, affecting sea ice forecasts. Here, we present measurements of cloud microphysics, aerosol properties, and thermodynamic structure over the transition from sea ice to ocean to improve our understanding of the relationship between the Arctic atmosphere and clouds which develop in this region.
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