Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 335–354, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-335-2022

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 335–354, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-335-2022

Research article 10 Jan 2022

Research article | 10 Jan 2022

Environmental effects on aerosol–cloud interaction in non-precipitating marine boundary layer (MBL) clouds over the eastern North Atlantic

Xiaojian Zheng et al.

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Ground-based Measurements at ENA site Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Data Center https://adc.arm.gov/discovery/#/results/site_code::ena

ECMWF model output at ENA site Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Data Center https://adc.arm.gov/discovery/#/results/datastream::enaecmwfvarX1.c1

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This study uses ground-based observations to investigate the physical processes in the aerosol–cloud interactions in non-precipitating marine boundary layer clouds, over the eastern North Atlantic Ocean. Results show that the cloud responses to the aerosols are diminished with limited water vapor supply, while they are enhanced with increasing water vapor availability. The clouds are found to be most sensitive to the aerosols under sufficient water vapor and strong boundary layer turbulence.
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