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Fridlind et al. 2004

Fridlind, A.M., A.S. Ackerman, E.J. Jensen, A.J. Heymsfield, M.R. Poellot, D.E. Stevens, D. Wang, L.M. Miloshevich, D. Baumgardner, R.P. Lawson, J.C. Wilson, R.C. Flagan, J.H. Seinfeld, H.H. Jonsson, T.M. VanReken, V. Varutbangkul, and T.A. Rissman, 2004: Evidence for the predominance of mid-tropospheric aerosols as subtropical anvil cloud nuclei. Science, 304, 718-722, doi:10.1126/science.1094947.

NASA's recent Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers-Florida Area Cirrus Experiment focused on anvil cirrus clouds, an important but poorly understood element of our climate system. The data obtained included the first comprehensive measurements of aerosols and cloud particles throughout the atmospheric column during the evolution of multiple deep convective storm systems. Coupling these new measurements with detailed cloud simulations that resolve the size distributions of aerosols and cloud particles, we found several lines of evidence indicating that most anvil crystals form on mid-tropospheric rather than boundary-layer aerosols. This result defies conventional wisdom and suggests that distant pollution sources may have a greater effect on anvil clouds than do local sources.

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@article{fr09000a,
  author={Fridlind, A. M. and Ackerman, A. S. and Jensen, E. J. and Heymsfield, A. J. and Poellot, M. R. and Stevens, D. E. and Wang, D. and Miloshevich, L. M. and Baumgardner, D. and Lawson, R. P. and Wilson, J. C. and Flagan, R. C. and Seinfeld, J. H. and Jonsson, H. H. and VanReken, T. M. and Varutbangkul, V. and Rissman, T. A.},
  title={Evidence for the predominance of mid-tropospheric aerosols as subtropical anvil cloud nuclei},
  year={2004},
  journal={Science},
  volume={304},
  pages={718--722},
  doi={10.1126/science.1094947},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - JOUR
ID  - fr09000a
AU  - Fridlind, A. M.
AU  - Ackerman, A. S.
AU  - Jensen, E. J.
AU  - Heymsfield, A. J.
AU  - Poellot, M. R.
AU  - Stevens, D. E.
AU  - Wang, D.
AU  - Miloshevich, L. M.
AU  - Baumgardner, D.
AU  - Lawson, R. P.
AU  - Wilson, J. C.
AU  - Flagan, R. C.
AU  - Seinfeld, J. H.
AU  - Jonsson, H. H.
AU  - VanReken, T. M.
AU  - Varutbangkul, V.
AU  - Rissman, T. A.
PY  - 2004
TI  - Evidence for the predominance of mid-tropospheric aerosols as subtropical anvil cloud nuclei
JA  - Science
VL  - 304
SP  - 718
EP  - 722
DO  - 10.1126/science.1094947
ER  -

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