Submit Your ENA Papers Now for Joint Special Journal Issue

Published: 20 July 2020
ARM's Eastern North Atlantic observatory in 2019
Papers using data from ARM’s Eastern North Atlantic atmospheric observatory are being accepted for a joint special issue on marine aerosols, trace gases, and clouds over the North Atlantic.

Scientists have a new outlet for publishing papers that use data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s Eastern North Atlantic (ENA) atmospheric observatory.

The journals Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques are accepting submissions for a joint special issue on marine aerosols, trace gases, and clouds over the North Atlantic. Jian Wang, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and Richard Moore of the NASA Langley Research Center are co-organizing the special issue.

In summer 2017 and winter 2018, Wang led the Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic (ACE-ENA) field campaign. This ARM campaign used measurements from the ENA observatory on Graciosa Island in the Azores and data from ARM’s now-retired Gulfstream-159 (G-1) research aircraft, which flew over the ENA site for ACE-ENA.

Moore was the deputy project scientist for the 2015‒2019 North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES), funded by NASA. Another campaign of interest for the special issue is the 2016‒2021 North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS), managed by the United Kingdom’s National Centre for Atmospheric Science.

Common Threads

The presence or absence of marine low clouds, such as those seen in the North Atlantic, greatly influences regional and global energy balances. To improve earth system model simulations, researchers need to know more about how marine low clouds respond to changes in atmospheric greenhouse gases and aerosols.

A common goal of ACE-ENA, NAAMES, and ACSIS is to improve understanding of major processes that drive aerosol and cloud properties and interactions in the North Atlantic. Also, all three campaigns collected airborne data that can help refine retrieval algorithms for ground-based and satellite remote sensing platforms.

The first submission for the special issue—a paper focused on determining a regional aerosol baseline in the ENA—uses ACE-ENA data. The corresponding authors are Allison C. Aiken and Francesca Gallo of Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

Researchers can send in their manuscripts by using the journal submission links below:

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ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.