Articles | Volume 22, issue 13
Research article
04 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 04 Jul 2022

Impact of Holuhraun volcano aerosols on clouds in cloud-system-resolving simulations

Mahnoosh Haghighatnasab, Jan Kretzschmar, Karoline Block, and Johannes Quaas

Data sets

MODIS atmosphere L2 cloud product (06_L2) S. Platnick, S. Ackerman, M. D. King, G. Wind, K. Meyer, P. Menzel, R. Frey, R. E. Holz, B. Baum, and P. Yang

CAMS global reanalysis (EAC4) Copernicus Atmosphere Data Storage!/dataset/cams-global-reanalysis-eac4?tab=form

OMPS-NPP L2 NM Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Total and Tropospheric Column swath orbital V2 K. Yang

Short summary
The impact of aerosols emitted by the Holuhraun volcanic eruption on liquid clouds was assessed from a pair of cloud-system-resolving simulations along with satellite retrievals. Inside and outside the plume were compared in terms of their statistical distributions. Analyses indicated enhancement for cloud droplet number concentration inside the volcano plume in model simulations and satellite retrievals, while there was on average a small effect on both liquid water path and cloud fraction.
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