AbstractIn-situ marine cloud droplet number concentrations (CDNCs), cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), and CCN proxies, based on particle sizes and optical properties, are accumulated from seven field campaigns, ACTIVATE, NAAMES, CAMP2EX, ORACLES, SOCRATES, MARCUS, and CAPRICORN2. Each campaign involves aircraft measurements, ship-based measurements, or both. Measurements collected over the North and Central Atlantic, Indo-Pacific, and Southern Oceans, represent a range of clean to polluted conditions in various climate regimes. With the extensive range of environmental conditions sampled, this data collection is ideal for testing satellite remote detection methods of CDNC and CCN in marine environments. Remote measurement methods are vital to expanding the available data in these difficult-to-reach regions of the Earth and improving our understanding of aerosol-cloud interactions. In addition, particle composition and continental tracers are included, identifying potential contributing CCN sources. Several of these campaigns include High Spectral Resolution Lidar and polarimetric imaging measurements that will be the basis for the next generation of space-based remote sensors and, thus, can be utilized as satellite surrogates.
Published: July 27, 2023