Precipitation susceptibility in marine stratocumulus and shallow cumulus from airborne measurements

Eunsil Jung, Bruce A. Albrecht, Armin Sorooshian, Paquita Zuidema, Haflidi H. Jonsson

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Precipitation tends to decrease as aerosol concentration increases in warm marine boundary layer clouds at fixed liquid water path (LWP). The quantitative nature of this relationship is captured using the precipitation susceptibility (So) metric. Previously published works disagree on the qualitative behavior of So in marine low clouds: So decreases monotonically with increasing LWP or cloud depth (H) in stratocumulus clouds (Sc), while it increases and then decreases in shallow cumulus clouds (Cu). This study uses airborne measurements from four field campaigns on Cu and Sc with similar instrument packages and flight maneuvers to examine if and why So behavior varies as a function of cloud type. The findings show that So increases with H and then decreases in both Sc and Cu. Possible reasons for why these results differ from those in previous studies of Sc are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11395-11413
Number of pages19
JournalAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Volume16
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 2016

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Precipitation susceptibility in marine stratocumulus and shallow cumulus from airborne measurements. / Jung, Eunsil; Albrecht, Bruce A.; Sorooshian, Armin; Zuidema, Paquita; Jonsson, Haflidi H.

In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 16, No. 17, 14.09.2016, p. 11395-11413.

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Jung, Eunsil ; Albrecht, Bruce A. ; Sorooshian, Armin ; Zuidema, Paquita ; Jonsson, Haflidi H. / Precipitation susceptibility in marine stratocumulus and shallow cumulus from airborne measurements. In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2016 ; Vol. 16, No. 17. pp. 11395-11413.
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