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Quaas et al. 2016

Quaas, J., D. Rosenfeld, A. Fridlind, R. Wood, G. Feingold, S. van den Heever, and P. Stier, 2016: ACPC Initiative to identify signatures of aerosol-cloud interactions in high-resolution modeling and observations. GEWEX News, 26, no. 3, 5-7.

The goal of the Aerosols-Clouds-Precipitation-and-Climate (ACPC) Initiative is to assess processes involving aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions. The current ACPC science approach follows the recommendations from its first phase, using a hierarchy of models to assess the observational requirements for a quantitative understanding of the impact of aerosol perturbations on clouds given the dominant influence of variable meteorological conditions on cloud and precipitation properties. The working hypothesis is that such a modeling approach becomes feasible when simulating domains and time periods that cover the full life cycle of cloud systems in time and space using cloud-resolving models that account for the two-way interaction of aerosols with clouds and precipitation.

At last year's annual ACPC workshop held in New York, it was decided that ACPC would pursue separate studies for a shallow cloud regime and a deep convective cloud regime. Two cases were selected, namely marine stratocumulus clouds off the west coast of South America as observed during the Variability in the American Monsoon Systems (VAMOS) Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study (VOCALS) field campaign from mid-October to mid-November 2008, and deep convective clouds in the area of Houston, Texas in August and September 2013. The approaches for investigating impacts of aerosol perturbations differ for the two cases.

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BibTeX Citation

@article{qu07000h,
  author={Quaas, J. and Rosenfeld, D. and Fridlind, A. and Wood, R. and Feingold, G. and van den Heever, S. and Stier, P.},
  title={ACPC Initiative to identify signatures of aerosol-cloud interactions in high-resolution modeling and observations},
  year={2016},
  journal={GEWEX News},
  volume={26},
  number={3},
  pages={5--7},
}

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TI  - ACPC Initiative to identify signatures of aerosol-cloud interactions in high-resolution modeling and observations
JA  - GEWEX News
VL  - 26
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