Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Research article
06 Apr 2020
Research article |  | 06 Apr 2020

Open cells exhibit weaker entrainment of free-tropospheric biomass burning aerosol into the south-east Atlantic boundary layer

Steven J. Abel, Paul A. Barrett, Paquita Zuidema, Jianhao Zhang, Matt Christensen, Fanny Peers, Jonathan W. Taylor, Ian Crawford, Keith N. Bower, and Michael Flynn


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (10 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Feb 2020) by Paola Formenti
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Feb 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Mar 2020)
ED: Publish as is (05 Mar 2020) by Paola Formenti
AR by Steven Abel on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
In situ measurements of a free-tropospheric (FT) biomass burning aerosol plume in contact with the boundary layer inversion overriding a pocket of open cells (POC) and surrounding stratiform cloud are presented. The data highlight the contrasting thermodynamic, aerosol and cloud properties in the two cloud regimes and further demonstrate that the cloud regime plays a key role in regulating the flow of FT aerosols into the boundary layer, which has implications for the aerosol indirect effect.
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