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Title: Cloud characteristics, thermodynamic controls and radiative impacts during the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) experiment

Abstract

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.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4];  [5]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [6];  [7];  [8];  [9]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  3. National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos (Brazil)
  4. National Institute of Amazonian Research, Amazonas (Brazil)
  5. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  6. Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  7. State Univ. of Amazonas (UEA), Manus (Brazil)
  8. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
  9. Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1456279
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1411897; OSTI ID: 1412776; OSTI ID: 1463024
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-129543; BNL-114794-2017-JA; LLNL-JRNL-735092
Journal ID: ISSN 1680-7324; KP1701000
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830; SC0012704; AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 1680-7324
Publisher:
European Geosciences Union
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Giangrande, 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, Silva Dias, Maria Assuncao F., de Souza, Rodrigo A. F., Schumacher, Courtney, and Martin, Scot T. Cloud characteristics, thermodynamic controls and radiative impacts during the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) experiment. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.5194/acp-17-14519-2017.
Giangrande, 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, Silva Dias, Maria Assuncao F., de Souza, Rodrigo A. F., Schumacher, Courtney, & Martin, Scot T. Cloud characteristics, thermodynamic controls and radiative impacts during the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) experiment. United States. doi:10.5194/acp-17-14519-2017.
Giangrande, 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, Silva Dias, Maria Assuncao F., de Souza, Rodrigo A. F., Schumacher, Courtney, and Martin, Scot T. Wed . "Cloud characteristics, thermodynamic controls and radiative impacts during the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) experiment". United States. doi:10.5194/acp-17-14519-2017.
@article{osti_1456279,
title = {Cloud characteristics, thermodynamic controls and radiative impacts during the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) experiment},
author = {Giangrande, Scott E. and Feng, Zhe and Jensen, Michael P. and Comstock, Jennifer M. and Johnson, Karen L. and Toto, Tami and Wang, Meng and Burleyson, Casey and Bharadwaj, Nitin and Mei, Fan and Machado, Luiz A. T. and Manzi, Antonio O. and Xie, Shaocheng and Tang, Shuaiqi and Silva Dias, Maria Assuncao F. and de Souza, Rodrigo A. F. and Schumacher, Courtney and Martin, Scot T.},
abstractNote = {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},
journal = {Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (Online)},
number = 23,
volume = 17,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 06 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Dec 06 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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