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The Arctic Cloud Puzzle: Using ACLOUD/PASCAL Multi-Platform Observations to Unravel the Role of Clouds and Aerosol Particles in Arctic Amplification

Wendisch, Manfred; Macke, Andreas; Ehrlich, André; Lüpkes, Christof; Mech, Mario; Chechin, Dmitry; Dethloff, Klaus; Barientos, Carola; Bozem, Heiko; Brückner, Marlen; Clemen, Hans-Christian; Crewell, Susanne; Donth, Tobias; Dupuy, Regis; Ebell, Kerstin; Egerer, Ulrike; Engelmann, Ronny; Engler, Christa; Eppers, Oliver; ... mehr

Abstract (englisch):

A consortium of polar scientists combined observational forces in a field campaign of unprecedented complexity to uncover the secrets of clouds and their role in Arctic amplification. Two research aircraft, an icebreaker research vessel, an ice-floe camp including an instrumented tethered balloon, and a permanent ground-based measurement station were employed in this endeavour.
Clouds play an important role in Arctic amplification. This term represents the recently observed enhanced warming of the Arctic relative to the global increase of near-surface air temperature. However, there are still important knowledge gaps regarding the interplay between Arctic clouds and aerosol particles, surface properties, as well as turbulent and radiative fluxes that inhibit accurate model simulations of clouds in the Arctic climate system. In an attempt to resolve this so-called Arctic cloud puzzle, two comprehensive and closely coordinated field studies were conducted: the ”Arctic CLoud Observations Using airborne measurements during polar Day (ACLOUD)” aircraft campaign, and the ”Physical feedbacks of Arctic boundary layer, Sea ice, Cloud and AerosoL (PASCAL)” ice breaker expedition. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000088913
Veröffentlicht am 04.11.2019
DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0072.1
Zitationen: 112
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Aerosolforschung (IMK-AAF)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0003-0007, 1520-0477
KITopen-ID: 1000088913
HGF-Programm 12.01.01 (POF III, LK 01) Clouds in a pertubed atmosphere
Erschienen in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Verlag American Meteorological Society
Band 100
Heft 5
Seiten 841-871
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 07.11.2018
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