Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9847–9864, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9847-2019

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9847–9864, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9847-2019

Research article 02 Aug 2019

Research article | 02 Aug 2019

Response of Arctic mixed-phase clouds to aerosol perturbations under different surface forcings

Gesa K. Eirund et al.

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Low-level mixed-phase cloud (MPC) properties can be highly affected by the ambient aerosol concentration, especially in pristine environments like the Arctic. By employing high-resolution model simulations we investigate the response of a MPC over an open ocean and a sea ice surface to aerosol perturbations. While we find a strong initial sensitivity to changes in aerosol concentration in both cloud regimes, the magnitude as well as the long-term cloud response depends on the surface condition.
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