A user-driven workshop will focus on observations and modeling of high-latitude cold-sector marine clouds, especially as related to recent field campaigns in the Southern Ocean and Norway, as well as related campaigns or long-term sites (e.g., Eastern North Atlantic, North Slope of Alaska).
The Zoom-based workshop will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Eastern time on September 7 and 8.
This workshop was recommended at the close of a breakout session on high-latitude marine clouds during the 2021 Joint Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility/Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Principal Investigators (PI) Meeting. The breakout session highlighted the importance of high-latitude marine clouds in the climate system, as well as uncertainties in cloud feedbacks in a warming climate, as related to aerosol-cloud-precipitation processes.
The purpose of this workshop is to foster further interactions and lay the groundwork for observation-driven modeling exercises/evaluations to be developed for community participation.
The proposed list of presenters and moderators includes the PIs for three recent high-latitude ARM campaigns:
- Bart Geerts, PI for the 2019–2020 Cold-Air Outbreaks in the Marine Boundary Layer Experiment (COMBLE) in northern Norway
- Roger Marchand, PI for the 2016–2018 Macquarie Island Cloud and Radiation Experiment (MICRE)
- Greg McFarquhar, PI for the 2017–2018 Measurements of Aerosols, Radiation, and Clouds over the Southern Ocean (MARCUS) campaign.
Those interested in attending the workshop should email Mandi Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will provide updates and a Zoom link for the meeting.# # #
ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.