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dc.contributor.authorJonsson, Haflidi
dc.contributor.authorWoods, Roy K.
dc.contributor.authorCrosbie, Ewan
dc.contributor.authorWang, Zhen
dc.contributor.authorSorooshian, Armin
dc.contributor.authorChuang, Patrick Y.
dc.contributor.authorCraven, Jill S.
dc.contributor.authorCoggon, Matthew M.
dc.contributor.authorBrunke, Michael
dc.contributor.authorZeng, Xubin
dc.contributor.authorFlagan, Richard C.
dc.contributor.authorSeinfeld, John H.
dc.dateMarch 2016
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-08T19:55:46Z
dc.date.available2016-06-08T19:55:46Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.citationCrosbie, Ewan, et al. "Stratocumulus Cloud Clearings and Notable Thermodynamic and Aerosol Contrasts across the Clear–Cloudy Interface." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 73.3 (2016): 1083-1099. Ewan Crosbie, Zhen Wang, Armin Sorooshian, Patrick Y. Chuang, Jill S. Craven, Matthew M. Coggon, Michael Brunke, Xubin Zeng, Haflidi Jonsson, Roy K. Woods, Richard C. Flagan, John H. Seinfeld Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences March 2016, Vol. 73, No. 3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48885
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-15-0137.1en_US
dc.description.abstractData from three research flights, conducted over water near the California coast, are used to investigate the boundary between stratocumulus cloud decks and clearings of different sizes. Large clearings exhibit a diurnal cycle with growth during the day and contraction overnight and a multiday life cycle that can include oscillations between growth and decay, whereas a small coastal clearing was observed to be locally confined with a subdiurnal lifetime. Subcloud aerosol characteristics are similar on both sides of the clear–cloudy boundary in the three cases, while meteorological properties exhibit subtle, yet important, gradients, implying that dynamics, and not microphysics, is the primary driver for the clearing characteristics. Transects, made at multiple levels across the cloud boundary during one flight, highlight the importance of microscale (;1 km) structure in thermodynamic properties near the cloud edge, suggesting that dynamic forcing at length scales comparable to the convective eddy scale may be influential to the larger-scale characteristics of the clearing. These results have implications for modeling and observational studies of marine boundary layer clouds, especially in relation to aerosol–cloud interactions and scales of variability responsible for the evolution of stratocumulus clearings.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNASA Grant NNX14AM02Gen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipONR Grant N00014-11-1-0783en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipONR Grant N00014-10-1-0200en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipONR Grant N00014-10-1-0811en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDreyfus Award EP-11-117en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNOAA Air Resources Laboratory (ARL)en_US
dc.format.extent17 p.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleStratocumulus Cloud Clearings and Notable Thermodynamic and Aerosol Contrasts across the Clear--Cloudy Interfaceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.description.funderNASA Grant NNX14AM02Gen_US
dc.description.funderONR Grant N00014-11-1-0783en_US
dc.description.funderONR Grant N00014-10-1-0200en_US
dc.description.funderONR Grant N00014-10-1-0811en_US
dc.description.funderDreyfus Award EP-11-117en_US
dc.description.funderNOAA Air Resources Laboratory (ARL)en_US


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