Use of ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) Data to Study Aerosol Indirect Effects in China
Aerosols in China have exceptionally high loading and diverse properties
whose influence has been detected across the Pacific Rim. The rapid pace of
changes in the atmospheric environment over China provides a natural testbed
for identifying and quantifying the climatic effects of aerosols. Preliminary
analyses of multiple satellite datasets (Aqua, CloudSat, TRMM) indicate
complex and unique aerosol indirect effects just off the coast of SE China.
Following our previous proposal concerning the use of DOE's ARM Climate
Research Facility (ACRF), the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) and ARM Ancillary
Facility (AAF) will be deployed in China in 2008.