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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

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:
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  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:
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
Type:
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
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)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1456279
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1411897; OSTI ID: 1412776; OSTI ID: 1463024