Cloud Characteristics, Thermodynamic Controls and Radiative Impacts During the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) Experiment

TitleCloud Characteristics, Thermodynamic Controls and Radiative Impacts During the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) Experiment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGiangrande, Scott E., Feng Zhe, Jensen Michael P., Comstock Jennifer M., Johnson Karen L., Toto Tami, Wang Meng, Burleyson Casey, Bharadwaj Nitin, Mei Fan, Machado Luiz A. T., Manzi Antonio O., Xie Shaocheng, Tang Shuaiqi, Dias Maria Assuncao F., de Souza Rodrigo A. F., Schumacher Courtney, and Martin Scot T.
JournalAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Volume17
Number23
Pages14519-14541
Date Published12/2017
Abstract / Summary

Routine cloud, precipitation and thermodynamic observations collected by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mobile Facility (AMF) and Aerial Facility (AAF) during the 2-year US Department of Energy (DOE) ARM Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) campaign are summarized. These observations quantify the diurnal to large-scale thermodynamic regime controls on the clouds and precipitation over the undersampled, climatically important Amazon basin region. The extended ground deployment of cloud-profiling instrumentation enabled a unique look at multiple cloud regimes at high temporal and vertical resolution. This longer-term ground deployment, coupled with two short-term aircraft intensive observing periods, allowed new opportunities to better characterize cloud and thermodynamic observational constraints as well as cloud radiative impacts for modeling efforts within typical Amazon "wet" and "dry" seasons.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14519-2017
DOI10.5194/acp-17-14519-2017
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Journal: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Year of Publication: 2017
Volume: 17
Number: 23
Pages: 14519-14541
Date Published: 12/2017

Routine cloud, precipitation and thermodynamic observations collected by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mobile Facility (AMF) and Aerial Facility (AAF) during the 2-year US Department of Energy (DOE) ARM Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) campaign are summarized. These observations quantify the diurnal to large-scale thermodynamic regime controls on the clouds and precipitation over the undersampled, climatically important Amazon basin region. The extended ground deployment of cloud-profiling instrumentation enabled a unique look at multiple cloud regimes at high temporal and vertical resolution. This longer-term ground deployment, coupled with two short-term aircraft intensive observing periods, allowed new opportunities to better characterize cloud and thermodynamic observational constraints as well as cloud radiative impacts for modeling efforts within typical Amazon "wet" and "dry" seasons.

DOI: 10.5194/acp-17-14519-2017
Citation:
Giangrande, S, Z Feng, M Jensen, J Comstock, K Johnson, T Toto, M Wang, et al.  2017.  "Cloud Characteristics, Thermodynamic Controls and Radiative Impacts During the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) Experiment."  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17(23): 14519-14541.  https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14519-2017.