AErosols, RadiatiOn and CLOuds in southern Africa

The AEROCLO-sA project (AErosol, RadiatiOn and CLOuds in southern Africa) investigates the role of aerosols on the regional climate of southern Africa, a unique environment where natural and anthropogenic aerosols and a semi-permanent and widespread stratocumulus cloud deck (ScD) are found. The project aims at understanding the dynamical, chemical and radiative processes involved in the aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions over land and ocean and under various meteorological conditions.

The AEROCLO-sA field campaign was conducted in August/September 2017 over Namibia. An aircraft equipped with active and passive remote sensors and aerosol in situ probes performed a total of 30 research flight hours. In parallel, a ground-based instrumented mobile station with state-of-the-art in situ and remote sensing aerosol probes was implemented over coastal Namibia, and complemented by ground-based and balloon-borne observations of the dynamical, thermodynamical and physical properties of the lower troposphere. The focus laid on mineral dust emitted from salty pans and ephemeral riverbeds in northern Namibia, biomass burning aerosol plumes advected from Angola and transported over the Atlantic Ocean, and aerosols in the marine boundary layer, at the ocean-atmosphere interface.

The AEROCLO-sA overview paper is published!

The AEROCLO-sA overview paper has been published on the July 2019  issue of the Bull. Am. Met. Soc. and it is highlighted by the cover page Check out

AEROCLO-sA/CLARIFY/LASIC/ORACLES joint meeting, 2-4 April, Paris

The first AEROCLO-sA/CLARIFY/LASIC/ORACLES joint meeting will be held at CNES headquarter, Paris, 2-4 April 2019. The purpose of this first meeting is the compilation of those modelling and observational studies on the interactions of natural and anthropogenic aerosols with radiation, clouds, and regional climate in the South Atlantic Ocean and the southern African region beyond […]

EGU 2019 is incoming!

Dont miss out AS1.41 Aerosols, radiation and clouds over the southeast Atlantic. Convener: Paola Formenti. Co-conveners: Jan Cermak, Jim Haywood, Jens Redemann, Paquita Zuidema Orals: Thu, 11 Apr, 08:30–10:15, Room 0.49 Posters: Attendance Thu, 11 Apr, 10:45–12:30, Hall X5

EGU 2019 – Abstract submission opened until 10 Jan 2019

Dont miss out the EGU 2019 session. Abstracts can be submitted by following this link AS1.41 Aerosols, radiation and clouds over the southeast Atlantic. Convener: Paola Formenti. Co-conveners: Jan Cermak, Jim Haywood, Jens Redemann, Paquita Zuidema Session details The southeast Atlantic off the African south western coast is the location for interactions between aerosols, clouds, and radiation […]