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Title: The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) Science Plan

Abstract

The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) field campaign will provide a detailed set of observations with which to (1) perform radiative and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) closure studies, (2) evaluate a new retrieval algorithm for aerosol optical depth (AOD) in the presence of clouds using passive remote sensing, (3) extend a previously developed technique to investigate aerosol indirect effects, and (4) evaluate the performance of a detailed regional-scale model and a more parameterized global-scale model in simulating particle activation and AOD associated with the aging of anthropogenic aerosols. To meet these science objectives, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility will deploy the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) and the Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS) on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for a 12-month period starting in the summer of 2012 in order to quantify aerosol properties, radiation, and cloud characteristics at a location subject to both clear and cloudy conditions, and clean and polluted conditions. These observations will be supplemented by two aircraft intensive observation periods (IOPs), one in the summer and a second in the winter. Each IOP will deploy one, and possibly two, aircraft depending on available resources. The first aircraft will be equipped with a suite of in situmore » instrumentation to provide measurements of aerosol optical properties, particle composition and direct-beam irradiance. The second aircraft will fly directly over the first and use a multi-wavelength high spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) and scanning polarimeter to provide continuous optical and cloud properties in the column below.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM), Acquisition and Project Management (EM-50)
OSTI Identifier:
1020266
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM-11-017
PNNL-20586; TRN: US201120%%9
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-7601830
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AEROSOLS; AGING; AIRCRAFT; ALGORITHMS; CLIMATES; CLOSURES; CLOUDS; CONDENSATION NUCLEI; MASSACHUSETTS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; OPTICAL RADAR; PERFORMANCE; POLARIMETERS; RADIANT FLUX DENSITY; RADIATIONS; REMOTE SENSING; RESOLUTION

Citation Formats

Berkowitz, CM, Berg, LK, Cziczo, DJ, Flynn, CJ, Kassianov, EI, Fast, JD, Rasch, PJ, Shilling, JE, Zaveri, RA, Zelenyuk, A, Ferrare, RA, Hostetler, CA, Cairns, B, Russell, PB, and Ervens, B. The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) Science Plan. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Berkowitz, CM, Berg, LK, Cziczo, DJ, Flynn, CJ, Kassianov, EI, Fast, JD, Rasch, PJ, Shilling, JE, Zaveri, RA, Zelenyuk, A, Ferrare, RA, Hostetler, CA, Cairns, B, Russell, PB, & Ervens, B. The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) Science Plan. United States.
Berkowitz, CM, Berg, LK, Cziczo, DJ, Flynn, CJ, Kassianov, EI, Fast, JD, Rasch, PJ, Shilling, JE, Zaveri, RA, Zelenyuk, A, Ferrare, RA, Hostetler, CA, Cairns, B, Russell, PB, and Ervens, B. Wed . "The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) Science Plan". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1020266.
@article{osti_1020266,
title = {The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) Science Plan},
author = {Berkowitz, CM and Berg, LK and Cziczo, DJ and Flynn, CJ and Kassianov, EI and Fast, JD and Rasch, PJ and Shilling, JE and Zaveri, RA and Zelenyuk, A and Ferrare, RA and Hostetler, CA and Cairns, B and Russell, PB and Ervens, B},
abstractNote = {The Two-Column Aerosol Project (TCAP) field campaign will provide a detailed set of observations with which to (1) perform radiative and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) closure studies, (2) evaluate a new retrieval algorithm for aerosol optical depth (AOD) in the presence of clouds using passive remote sensing, (3) extend a previously developed technique to investigate aerosol indirect effects, and (4) evaluate the performance of a detailed regional-scale model and a more parameterized global-scale model in simulating particle activation and AOD associated with the aging of anthropogenic aerosols. To meet these science objectives, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility will deploy the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) and the Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS) on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for a 12-month period starting in the summer of 2012 in order to quantify aerosol properties, radiation, and cloud characteristics at a location subject to both clear and cloudy conditions, and clean and polluted conditions. These observations will be supplemented by two aircraft intensive observation periods (IOPs), one in the summer and a second in the winter. Each IOP will deploy one, and possibly two, aircraft depending on available resources. The first aircraft will be equipped with a suite of in situ instrumentation to provide measurements of aerosol optical properties, particle composition and direct-beam irradiance. The second aircraft will fly directly over the first and use a multi-wavelength high spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) and scanning polarimeter to provide continuous optical and cloud properties in the column below.},
doi = {},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
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