(270 Seminar) Smoke, Ships, Dust, Salt, and Other Features Interacting with Clouds: Findings from Recent Field Campaigns

November 17, 2021 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Zoom / MS 7124


Speaker: Dr. Armin Sorooshian 

Affiliation: University of Arizona


The complexity of aerosol particles and clouds, including especially their interactions, is widely recognized. While aerosol particles themselves impact clouds, clouds also influence aerosol particles in ways that are poorly understood. This talk will report on recent efforts probing these complex interactions with field measurements and complementary datasets. Flight data from the CIRPAS Twin Otter off the California coast will be used to report on findings associated with clouds evolving under the influence of dust, shipping, wildfires, and sea salt. Furthermore, knowledge gained recently about large stratocumulus clearings in that region will be shared. Selected results will also be shown from the NASA CAMP2Ex and ACTIVATE missions related to aerosol-cloud interactions, including details associated with aqueous processing of particles.