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Smoke over haze: Aircraft observations of chemical and optical properties and the effects on heating rates and stability
[1] Airborne observations made on 8 July 2002 over five locations in Virginia and Maryland revealed the presence of two discrete layers of air pollution, one of a smoke plume between ∼2 and 3 kmExpand
The Effects of Scattering Angle and Cumulus Cloud Geometry on Satellite Retrievals of Cloud Droplet Effective Radius
The effect of scattering angle on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer retrievals of cloud drop effective radius is studied using ensembles of cumulus clouds with varying sun-satellite scattering geometries. Expand
The Harlem Heat Project: A Unique Media–Community Collaboration to Study Indoor Heat Waves
AbstractHeat waves killed more people in the United States than all other weather-related disasters combined over the last three decades. However, human–environment interactions during these episod...
Variability of CONUS Lightning in 2003–12 and Associated Impacts
AbstractChanges in lightning characteristics over the conterminous United States (CONUS) are examined to support the National Climate Assessment (NCA) program. Details of the variability ofExpand
Smoke over haze: Comparative analysis of satellite, surface radiometer, and airborne in situ measurements of aerosol optical properties and radiative forcing over the eastern United States
[1] In July 2002 Canadian forest fires produced a major smoke episode that blanketed the east coast of the United States. Properties of the smoke aerosol were measured in situ from aircraft,Expand
Predicting surface temperature variation in urban settings using real-time weather forecasts
Abstract Densely populated cities experience adverse effects of Urban Heat Island (UHI) including higher numbers of emergency hospital admissions and heat related illnesses. Studying UHI effects andExpand
Effects of Aerosol on Cloud Liquid Water Path : Statistical Method a Potential Source for Divergence in Past Observation Based Correlative Studies
Studies show a divergence in correlation between aerosol and cloud proxies, which has been thought of in the past as the results of varying physical mechanisms. Though modeling studies have supportedExpand
Global Comparisons of Regional Life Cycle Properties and Motion of Multiday Convective Systems: Tropical and Midlatitude Land and Ocean
AbstractTracking of convective cloud systems (cloud-top temperature <245 K) in geosynchronous satellite images at 3-h intervals is used to determine life cycle statistics of convective systems inExpand