A019:
Boundary Layer Clouds and Climate Change





Session ID#: 21912

Session Description:
Boundary layer clouds are a key element in Earth's climate system. Their response and feedback to climate change is a leading source of uncertainty in projecting Earth's radiation budget and climate. This session provides a platform for observational, theoretical, and modeling work on warm and mixed-phase boundary layer clouds from the microscale to the global scale. Topics include mechanisms by which boundary layer clouds interact with climate in the course of trends and variations in atmospheric circulation, temperature, humidity, radiation, and composition. Interactions between natural and anthropogenic aerosol and clouds, mechanisms that link clouds with biological activity, vegetation, and surface processes, and consequences for radiation, precipitation, and climate are of equal interest.
Primary Convener:  Armin Sorooshian, University of Arizona, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States
Convener:  Jan Kazil, University of Colorado at Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Index Terms:

3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3307 Boundary layer processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3310 Clouds and cloud feedbacks [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3311 Clouds and aerosols [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Edward Gryspeerdt1, Johannes Quaas2, Tom Goren2, Odran Sourdeval2 and Johannes Mülmenstädt2, (1)Imperial College London, Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, London, United Kingdom, (2)University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Luis F Millan Valle1, Matthew D Lebsock2 and Joao Teixeira2, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Mark Richardson1, James L McDuffie1, Jussi S. Leinonen2 and Graeme L Stephens2, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Johannes Mohrmann1, Virendra P Ghate2, Isabel Louise McCoy1, Christopher Stephen Bretherton1, Robert Wood1, Patrick Minnis3 and Rabindra Palikonda4, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, United States, (3)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (4)Science Systems & Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States
Baike Xi1, Xiquan Dong2, Peng Wu2 and Shaoyue Qiu2, (1)University of Arizona, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
James Gary Hudson and Stephen R Noble Jr, Desert Research Institute Reno, Reno, NV, United States
Makoto Kuji1, Misako Hagiwara Ms1, Masahiro Hori2 and Masataka Shiobara3, (1)Nara Women's University, Nara, Japan, (2)JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan, (3)NIPR National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan
Heming Bai1, Cheng Gong2, Minghuai Wang1 and Zhibo Zhang3, (1)Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, (2)CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijng, China, (3)University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States
Alyson Douglas, University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Madison, WI, United States and Tristan L'Ecuyer, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Will H Cantrell1, Kamal Kant Chandrakar2, Sarita Karki2, Greg Kinney3 and Raymond Shaw1, (1)Michigan Technological University, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences, Houghton, MI, United States, (2)Michigan Technological University, Atmospheric Sciences Program, Houghton, MI, United States, (3)Michigan Technological University, Physics, Houghton, MI, United States
Michael P Jensen, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, Mark A Miller, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Jian Wang, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY, United States
Shizuo Fu, Peking University, Beijing, China and Huiwen Xue, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China
Matthew Christensen, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Velle Toll, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom and Graeme L Stephens, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Timothy A Myers, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Carlos R Mechoso, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Michael J Deflorio, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Jan Kazil, University of Colorado at Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Graham Feingold, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Takanobu Yamaguchi, CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Ryan M Eastman, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Rob Wood, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States
Hossein Parishani, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, Mike S Pritchard, University California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, Christopher Stephen Bretherton, Univ Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Matthew C Wyant, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, Marat Khairoutdinov, Stony Brook University, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook, NY, United States and Balwinder Singh, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Andrew S Ackerman1, Maxwell Kelley1, Ye Cheng1, Ann M Fridlind2, Anthony D Del Genio1 and Susanne Bauer1, (1)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (2)NASA GISS, New York, NY, United States
Duli Chand1, Rob K Newsom1, Jerome D Fast1, Zhe Feng2, Larry K Berg1, Samson M Hagos1 and Patrick Minnis3, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (3)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Thijs Heus1, Dorothy J Pharis1,2, Nicholas R Barron1 and Shawn D Ryan1, (1)Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, United States, (2)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States
Anna Possner, Carnegie Institution for Science Stanford, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford, CA, United States, Hailong Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, Ken Caldeira, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, CA, United States, Rob Wood, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States and Thomas P Ackerman, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA, United States
Gökhan Sever, Scott M Collis and Virendra P Ghate, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, United States
Dillon Arismendi1, Jennifer Alvarez1, Cynthia Ouandji2, Marcello Guarro3, Isabella Siham Demachkie3, Ewan Crosbie4, Hossein Dadashazar5, Alexander Bruce MacDonald6, Zhen Wang5, Armin Sorooshian5, Haflidi Jonsson7, Robert P. Dahlgren8 and Diana Gentry9, (1)City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2)San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, United States, (3)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (4)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (5)University of Arizona, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States, (6)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (7)Naval Postgraduate School, CIRPAS, Monterey, CA, United States, (8)CSUMB/NASA Ames Research Center, MS245-4, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (9)NASA Ames Research Center, Biospheric Science Branch, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Wei Zhang, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States and Marat Khairoutdinov, Stony Brook University, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook, NY, United States
Alexander Bruce MacDonald1, Hossein Dadashazar1, Ewan Crosbie2,3, Zhen Wang1, Haflidi Jonsson4 and Armin Sorooshian1, (1)University of Arizona, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)Universities Space Research Association Columbia, Columbia, MD, United States, (4)Naval Postgraduate School, CIRPAS, Monterey, CA, United States
Ali Hossein Mardi1, Alexander Bruce MacDonald1, Hossein Dadashazar1, Ewan Crosbie2,3, Zhen WANG1, Peng Lynch4, James R Campbell5, Haflidi Jonsson6 and Armin Sorooshian1, (1)University of Arizona, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)Universities Space Research Association Columbia, Columbia, MD, United States, (4)Naval Research Lab Monterey, Marine Meteorology, Monterey, CA, United States, (5)Naval Research Lab, Monterey, CA, United States, (6)Naval Postgraduate School, CIRPAS, Monterey, CA, United States
Anjeza Arapi1, Yonghua Wu2, Fred Moshary3, Reginald Blake4 and Janet Liou-Mark4, (1)CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, (2)CUNY-NOAA CREST, New York, NY, United States, (3)CUNY City College, New York, NY, United States, (4)CUNY New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, United States