Marine stratocumulus aerosol‐cloud relationships in the MASE‐II experiment: Precipitation susceptibility in eastern Pacific marine stratocumulus
Jonsson, Haflidi H.
Seinfeld, John H.
Flagan, Richard C.
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Observational data on aerosol-cloud-drizzle relationships in marine stratocumulus are presented from the second Marine Stratus/Stratocumulus Experiment (MASE-II) carried out in July 2007 over the eastern Pacific near Monterey, California. Observations, carried out in regions of essentially uniform meteorology with localized aerosol enhancements due to ship exhaust (‘‘ship tracks’’), demonstrate, in accord with those from numerous other field campaigns, that increased cloud drop number concentration Nc and decreased cloud top effective radius re are associated with increased subcloud aerosol concentration.
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 114, D24203The article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009JD012774.