Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Research article
02 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 02 Mar 2022

North Atlantic Ocean SST-gradient-driven variations in aerosol and cloud evolution along Lagrangian cold-air outbreak trajectories

Kevin J. Sanchez, Bo Zhang, Hongyu Liu, Matthew D. Brown, Ewan C. Crosbie, Francesca Gallo, Johnathan W. Hair, Chris A. Hostetler, Carolyn E. Jordan, Claire E. Robinson, Amy Jo Scarino, Taylor J. Shingler, Michael A. Shook, Kenneth L. Thornhill, Elizabeth B. Wiggins, Edward L. Winstead, Luke D. Ziemba, Georges Saliba, Savannah L. Lewis, Lynn M. Russell, Patricia K. Quinn, Timothy S. Bates, Jack Porter, Thomas G. Bell, Peter Gaube, Eric S. Saltzman, Michael J. Behrenfeld, and Richard H. Moore

Data sets

North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study NAAMES Science Team

NAAMES Behrenfeld, Mike; Bidle, Kay; Boss, Emmanuel; Carlson, Craig; Gaube, Peter; Giovannoni, Stephen; Graff, Jason; Halsey, Kimberly; Menden-Deuer, Susanne; Nelson, Norman; Saltzman, Eric; Siegel, David; Westberry, Toby

Aerosol Particle Chemical and Physical Measurements on the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) Research Cruises Russell, Lynn M. and Chen, Chia-Li and Betha, Raghu and Price, Derek J. and Lewis, Savannah

Short summary
Atmospheric particle concentrations impact clouds, which strongly impact the amount of sunlight reflected back into space and the overall climate. Measurements of particles over the ocean are rare and expensive to collect, so models are necessary to fill in the gaps by simulating both particle and clouds. However, some measurements are needed to test the accuracy of the models. Here, we measure changes in particles in different weather conditions, which are ideal for comparison with models.
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