Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4869–4897, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4869-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4869–4897, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4869-2021

Research article 29 Mar 2021

Research article | 29 Mar 2021

The impact of cloudiness and cloud type on the atmospheric heating rate of black and brown carbon in the Po Valley

Luca Ferrero et al.

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The work experimentally quantifies the impact of cloudiness and cloud type on the atmospheric heating rate of black and brown carbon. The most impacting clouds were stratocumulus, altostratus and stratus. Clouds caused a decrease of the heating rate of about 12 % per okta. The black carbon decease was slightly higher with respect to that of brown carbon. This study highlights the need to take into account the role of cloudiness when modelling light-absorbing aerosol climate forcing.
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