Articles | Volume 23, issue 14
Research article
18 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 18 Jul 2023

Airborne investigation of black carbon interaction with low-level, persistent, mixed-phase clouds in the Arctic summer

Marco Zanatta, Stephan Mertes, Olivier Jourdan, Regis Dupuy, Emma Järvinen, Martin Schnaiter, Oliver Eppers, Johannes Schneider, Zsófia Jurányi, and Andreas Herber

Data sets

Aircraft measurements of refractory black carbon in the Arctic during the ACLOUD campaign 2017 Marco Zanatta and Andreas Herber

Aircraft measurements of aerosol size distribution in the Arctic during the ACLOUD campaign 2017 Marco Zanatta and Andreas Herber

CDP, CIP and PIP In-situ arctic cloud microphysical properties observed during ACLOUD-AC3 campaign in June 2017 Regis Dupuy, Olivier Jourdan, Guillaume Mioche, Christophe Gourbeyre, Delphine Leroy, and Alfons Schwarzenböck

Cloud top altitudes observed with airborne lidar during the ACLOUD campaign Roland Neuber, Lukas Valentin Schmidt, Christoph Ritter, and Mario Mech

SID-3 Liquid and Ice Phase Particle Size Distributions measured during ACLOUD Emma Järvinen and Martin Schnaiter

1Hz resolution aircraft measurements of wind and temperature during the ACLOUD campaign in 2017 Jörg Hartmann, Christof Lüpkes, and Dmitry Chechin

Short summary
Black carbon (BC) particles influence the Arctic radiative balance. Vertical measurements of black carbon were conducted during the ACLOUD campaign in the European Arctic to study the interaction of BC with clouds. This study shows that clouds influence the vertical variability of BC properties across the inversion layer and that multiple activation and transformation mechanisms of BC may occur in the presence of low-level, persistent, mixed-phase clouds.
Final-revised paper