Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1495–1506, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1495–1506, 2018

Research article 02 Feb 2018

Research article | 02 Feb 2018

Aerosol characteristics in the entrainment interface layer in relation to the marine boundary layer and free troposphere

Hossein Dadashazar et al.

Data sets

A Multi-Year Data Set on Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation-Meteorology Interactions for Marine Stratocumulus Clouds A. Sorooshian, A. B. MacDonald, H. Dadashazar, K. H. Bates, M. M. Coggon, J. S. Craven, E. Crosbie, S. P. Hersey, N. Hodas, J. J. Lin, A. N. Marty, L. C. Maudlin, A. R. Metcalf, S. M. Murphy, L.T. Padro, G. Prabhakar, T. A. Rissman, T. Shingler, V. Varutbangkul, Z. Wang, R. K. Woods, P. Y. Chuang, A. Nenes, H. H. Jonsson, R. C. Flagan, and J. H. Seinfeld

Short summary
This study shows with airborne data that in the thin layer above stratocumulus clouds, the entrainment interface layer (EIL), aerosol size distributions are influenced both by new particle formation and by pollutants above and below the EIL. These results are important with regard to understanding aerosol–cloud–climate interactions as the aerosol in this layer can influence the characteristics of stratocumulus clouds, which are the dominant cloud type by global area.
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