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Volume 17, issue 23 | Copyright

Special issue: Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14519-14541, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14519-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 06 Dec 2017

Research article | 06 Dec 2017

Cloud characteristics, thermodynamic controls and radiative impacts during the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) experiment

Scott E. Giangrande et al.
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Balloon-Borne Sounding System (SONDE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Data Archive https://doi.org/10.5439/1025284

SCM-Forcing data from variational analysis (VARANAL) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Data Archive https://doi.org/10.5439/1273323

W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Data Archive https://doi.org/10.5439/1025317

Radar Wind Profiler (1290RWPPRECIPMOM) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Data Archive https://doi.org/10.5439/1025128

Radiative Flux Analysis (RADFLUX1LONG) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Data Archive https://doi.org/10.5439/1157585

Aerial Facility (AAF) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Data Archive https://doi.org/10.5439/1346559

MODIS Aqua Collection 6 product NASA https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD06_L2.006

MODIS Terra Collection 6 product NASA https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD06_L2.006

SatCORPS GOES13-derived Cloud and Radiative Property Dataset NASA https://satcorps.larc.nasa. gov/prod/exp/amf_goamazon/visst-pixel-netcdf-ver-4_1/2014

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The Amazon forest is the largest tropical rain forest on the planet, featuring prolific and diverse cloud conditions. The Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) experiment was motivated by demands to gain a better understanding of aerosol and cloud interactions on climate and the global circulation. The routine DOE ARM observations from this 2-year campaign are summarized to help quantify controls on clouds and precipitation over this undersampled region.
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