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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5743-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5743-2022
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03 May 2022
Research article |  | 03 May 2022

Stability-dependent increases in liquid water with droplet number in the Arctic

Rebecca J. Murray-Watson and Edward Gryspeerdt

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Clouds are important to the Arctic surface energy budget, but the impact of aerosols on their properties is largely uncertain. This work shows that the response of liquid water path to cloud droplet number increases is strongly dependent on lower tropospheric stability (LTS), with weaker cooling effects in polluted clouds and at high LTS. LTS is projected to decrease in a warmer Arctic, reducing the cooling effect of aerosols and producing a positive, aerosol-dependent cloud feedback.
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