Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14741–14755, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14741-2020

Special issue: Marine aerosols, trace gases, and clouds over the North Atlantic...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14741–14755, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14741-2020

Research article 02 Dec 2020

Research article | 02 Dec 2020

Impacts of long-range transport of aerosols on marine-boundary-layer clouds in the eastern North Atlantic

Yuan Wang et al.

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A recent aircraft field campaign near the Azores in the summer of 2017 provides ample observations of aerosols and clouds with detailed vertical information. This study utilizes those observational data in combination with the aerosol-aware large-eddy simulations and aerosol reanalysis data to examine the significance of the long-range-transported aerosol effect on marine-boundary-layer clouds. It is the first time that the ACE-ENA aircraft campaign data are used for this topic.
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