Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy

ARM Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (ACAPEX): Aerosols and Ocean Science Expedition (AEROSE)

14 January 2015 - 12 February 2015

Lead Scientist: Vernon Morris

Observatory: AMF, ACX

The NOAA Aerosols and Ocean Science Expeditions (AEROSE) constitute a comprehensive measurement-based approach for gaining understanding of the impacts of long-range transport of aerosols over the tropical ocean (Morris et al., 2006; Nalli et al., 2011). The AEROSE campaigns (to date, comprised of 9 separate trans-Atlantic Project legs) have thus provided a set of in situ measurements to characterize the impacts and microphysical evolution of continental aerosol outflows (including both dust and smoke) across the Atlantic Ocean (Nalli et al., 2011). AEROSE has sought to address three central scientific questions (Morris et al., 2006): 1. How do aerosols (e.g., dust, smoke) affect atmospheric and oceanographic parameters during marine transport? 2. How do the aerosol distributions evolve physically and chemically during transport? 3. What are the capabilities of satellite remote sensing for resolving and studying the above processes? (i.e., Satellite Cal/Val) We have recently added a fourth study focused on the transport and evolution of microbial communities on atmospheric particulate in the marine boundary layer.


Everette Joseph
Nicholas Nalli

Related Publications


Nalli N, C Barnet, T Reale, Q Liu, V Morris, J Spackman, E Joseph, C Tan, B Sun, F Tilley, L Leung, and D Wolfe. 2016. "Satellite Sounder Observations of Contrasting Tropospheric Moisture Transport Regimes: Saharan Air Layers, Hadley Cells, and Atmospheric Rivers." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17(12), 10.1175/JHM-D-16-0163.1.

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Campaign Data Sets

IOP Participant Data Source Name Final Data
Nicholas Nalli Ozone Sondes Order Data

ACX Data Sources

Name Full Name Browse Data
AERI Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer Browse Data
AOS Aerosol Observing System Browse Data
AOSMET Meteorological Measurements associated with the Aerosol Observing System Browse Data
CCN Cloud Condensation Nuclei Particle Counter Browse Data
CEIL Ceilometer Browse Data
CPC Condensation Particle Counter Browse Data
CSPHOT Cimel Sunphotometer Browse Data
HSRL High Spectral Resolution Lidar Browse Data
HTDMA Humidified Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer Browse Data
IRT Infrared Thermometer Browse Data
KAZR Ka ARM Zenith Radar Browse Data
LDIS Laser Disdrometer Browse Data
LSSONDE Microwave Radiometer-Scaled Sonde Profiles Browse Data
MPL Micropulse Lidar Browse Data
MPLCMASK Cloud mask from Micropulse Lidar Browse Data
MWACR Marine W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar Browse Data
MWR Microwave Radiometer Browse Data
MWR3C Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel Browse Data
NAV Navigational Location and Attitude Browse Data
NEPHELOMETER Nephelometer Browse Data
OZONE Ozone Monitor Browse Data
PBLHT Planetary Boundary Layer Height Browse Data
PRP Portable Radiation Package Browse Data
PSAP Particle Soot Absorption Photometer Browse Data
RWP Radar Wind Profiler Browse Data
SONDE Balloon-Borne Sounding System Browse Data
S-TABLE Stabilized Platform Browse Data
TSI Total Sky Imager Browse Data