ESSIC Assistant Research Scientist Lauren Zamora recently published a paper titled “A satellite-based estimate of combustion aerosol cloud microphysical effects over the Arctic Ocean” in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
The paper discusses the effects of cloud fraction (CF) and cloud phase (CP), two poorly understood processes that drive cloud properties, on Arctic climate predictions. The authors use 10 million satellite observations to quantify large-scale microphysical effects of aerosols on CF and CP over the Arctic Ocean, finding small but significant impacts on the warming Arctic.
Zamora works on-site at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Her current research focuses on aerosol-cloud interactions. She also has an interest and background in marine biogeochemistry.
To read the publication, see: “A satellite-based estimate of combustion aerosol cloud microphysical effects over the Arctic Ocean”.