EOL Seminar: Clouds and aerosols: linking aircraft measurements, satellite observations and model simulations

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 15:30 to 16:30
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Dr. Holger Vömel
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Dr. Minghui Diao
San Jose State University

Clouds and aerosols are two key components in the Earth’s atmosphere. A key step towards an improved understanding of clouds and aerosols is linking observations with simulations. The first part of this seminar will compare cloud macro- and microphysical properties between in-situ aircraft observations and a hierarchy of models, including a cloud-resolving model, WRF model, and the NCAR CAM5 climate model. The types of clouds to be analyzed include continental anvil cirrus over the U.S. and mixed-phase clouds over the Southern Ocean. The second part of this seminar will showcase the applications of satellite observations of aerosol optical depth (AOD) for assisting air pollution management in the Bay Area in California. Surface-level PM2.5 concentrations will be derived from satellite AOD, which complement the existing ground-based monitor measurements.

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 11:00 AM
Refreshments 10:45 AM
NCAR-Foothills Laboratory • 3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg 2 Seminar Room (Rm1001)
Webcast: https://ucarconnect.ucar.edu/live