Session 3 Cloud Adjustments to the Presence of Shortwave-Absorbing Aerosols and Large-Scale Feedbacks

Tuesday, 24 January 2017: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
4C-4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Ninth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions
Paquita Zuidema, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL and Yan Feng, ANL, Environmental Science Division, Argonne, IL

Clouds adjust to the presence of absorbing aerosols in myriad ways, depending on the large-scale meteorological conditions, the relative vertical location of the clouds and aerosols and aerosol properties. The cloud responses differ from those to scattering-only aerosols and can include both increases or decreases in cloud cover and changes in precipitation susceptibility. Resulting changes in the atmospheric temperature structure, including from surface dimming, in turn affect regional circulation and precipitation patterns. This session invites both modeling and observational presentations, from cloud-scale understandings to large-scale circulation and moisture feedback. We invite studies representing the full range of cloud and absorbing aerosol regimes, including ice clouds, and from recent field experiments. Those with a focus on quantifying the aerosol absorption are also encouraged.

4:00 PM
Impacts of Black Carbon on Tropical Cyclones (Invited Presentation)
Yi Ming, GFDL, Princeton, NJ; and X. R. Chua and M. Zhao

4:30 PM
5:15 PM
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