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Title: Biogenic Aerosols—Effects on Clouds and Climate (BAECC) Final Campaign Summary

Atmospheric aerosol particles impact human health in urban environments, while on regional and global scales they can affect climate patterns, the hydrological cycle, and the intensity of radiation that reaches the Earth’s surface. In spite of recent advances in the understanding of aerosol formation processes and the links between aerosol dynamics and biosphere-atmosphere-climate interactions, great challenges remain in the analysis of related processes on a global scale. Boreal forests, situated in a circumpolar belt in the Northern latitudes throughout the United States, Canada, Russia, and Scandinavia, are, of all biomes, among the most active areas of atmospheric aerosol formation. The formation of aerosol particles and their growth to cloud condensation nuclei sizes in these areas are associated with biogenic volatile organic emissions (BVOC) from vegetation and soil.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Atmospheric Radiation Measurement, Washington, DC (United States)
  2. Univ. of Helsinki (Finland); Atmospheric Radiation Measurement, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1242990
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM--15-051
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-7601830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Publisher:
DOE ARM Climate Research Facility, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland, Washington
Research Org:
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES