Special Issue "Atmospheric Aerosol Composition and its Impact on Clouds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)
Dr. Jessie M. Creamean
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder Earth System Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration R/PSD2, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
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Interests: aerosol–cloud–precipitation interactions; ice nucleation; aerosol chemistry; Arctic aerosol characterization; Arctic aerosol–cloud interactions; mineral dust; biological aerosols; long-range aerosol transport; x-ray fluorescence
Atmospheric aerosols have a profound impact on climate, particularly by serving as seeds for cloud droplet and ice crystal formation. Aerosol–cloud interactions indirectly modulate the surface radiation budget and precipitation formation processes, globally. The ability and efficiency in which aerosols serve as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) or ice-nucleating particles (INPs) largely depends on their composition, i.e., chemistry, biology, and morphology. Thus, evaluating aerosol composition is crucial for improving our understanding of aerosol–cloud processes. Although an abundance of research centralized around aerosol characterization and cloud-forming capabilities exists, aerosol–cloud processes and their effects on radiation and precipitation remain poorly constrained, namely due to the complex and evolving nature of aerosol properties, sources, and abundance.
Defining the roles of aerosol properties in cloud formation, and subsequently how they affect cloud radiative forcing and precipitation, affords an improved knowledge of aerosol impacts on climate. The objective for this Special Issue is to highlight novel research focused on the characterization of aerosols in the context of their potential to impact cloud formation, cloud radiative forcing, and/or precipitation processes. Manuscripts on these aspects, including observational and modeling studies, are welcome.
Dr. Jessie M. Creamean
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- Aerosol chemical properties
- Aerosol physical properties
- Aerosol microbiology
- Bulk and single-particle characterization
- Remote sensing of aerosol and cloud properties
- Modeling of aerosol–cloud processes
- Aerosol vertical profiles
- Aerosol–cloud interactions
- Ice nucleation
- Cloud condensation nucleation