Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13345–13361, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13345-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13345–13361, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13345-2018

Research article 19 Sep 2018

Research article | 19 Sep 2018

Observed aerosol suppression of cloud ice in low-level Arctic mixed-phase clouds

Matthew S. Norgren et al.

Data sets

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility, MMCR outputs derived by ARSCL process ARM https://doi.org/10.5439/1027333

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility: Aerosol Observing System (AOS) ARM https://doi.org/10.5439/1046183

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility, Microwave Radiometer ARM https://doi.org/10.5439/1046211

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility, Merged Sounding ARM https://doi.org/10.5439/1034922

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Arctic mixed-phase clouds are a critical component of the Arctic climate system because of their ability to influence the surface radiation budget. The radiative impact of an individual cloud is closely linked to the ability of the cloud to convert liquid drops to ice. In this paper, we show through an observational record that clouds present in polluted atmospheric conditions have lower amounts of ice than similar clouds found in clean conditions.
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