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Comparisons of cirrus cloud microphysical properties between polluted and pristine air

Diao, Minghui and Schumann, Ulrich and Minikin, Andreas and Jensen, Jorgen (2015) Comparisons of cirrus cloud microphysical properties between polluted and pristine air. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015, 12 – 17 April 2015, Vienna, Austria.

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Official URL: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/EGU2015-3523.pdf

Abstract

In this work, we analyze high-resolution (~200 m), in-situ observations from two global flight campaigns: 1) the HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) global campaign in 2009-2011 funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), and 2) the Interhemispheric Differences In Cirrus Properties from Anthropogenic Emissions (INCA) campaign in 2000 funded by the European Union and participating research institutions. The HIPPO campaign observations were obtained over the North America continent and the central Pacific Ocean from 87ºN to 67ºS. During the INCA campaign, cirrus clouds were sampled with optical particle counters in the size range of about 1 to 800 m at midlatitudes, mainly over the Pacific west of Punta Arenas and over the North Atlantic west of Great Britain. We find that as CO concentration increases, the cirrus clouds tend to have smaller ice crystals (HIPPO data based on Fast-2DC ice probe > 87.5 µm), higher Nc of small particles (INCA data based on ice crystals > 3 µm measured by FSSP instrument), and slightly lower Nc for larger particles (HIPPO data Fast-2DC > 87.5 µm and INCA 2DC data for particles > 100 µm). These three features are consistent with each other, indicating that when there is stronger signature of anthropogenic emission, ice crystals would be more numerous and smaller.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97376/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Comparisons of cirrus cloud microphysical properties between polluted and pristine air
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Diao, MinghuiNCAR, Boulder, Colorado, USAUNSPECIFIED
Schumann, UlrichDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Minikin, AndreasDLR, FXUNSPECIFIED
Jensen, JorgenNCAR, Boulder, Colorado, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:15 April 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:17
Page Range:p. 2
Series Name:Geophysical Research Abstracts
Status:Published
Keywords:cirrus experiments INCA HIPPO anthropogenic pollution particle ice
Event Title:European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015
Event Location:Vienna, Austria
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:12 – 17 April 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Flugexperimente > Forschungsflugabteilung Oberpfaffenhofen
Deposited By: Schumann, Prof.Dr.habil. Ulrich
Deposited On:21 Jul 2015 18:44
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:54

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