Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 61–77, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-61-2022

Special issue: New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 61–77, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-61-2022

Research article 05 Jan 2022

Research article | 05 Jan 2022

Biomass burning aerosol heating rates from the ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS) 2016 and 2017 experiments

Sabrina P. Cochrane et al.

Data sets

Suite of Aerosol, Cloud, and Related Data Acquired Aboard P3 During ORACLES 2016, Version 1 ORACLES Science Team https://doi.org/10.5067/Suborbital/ORACLES/P3/2016_V1

Suite of Aerosol, Cloud, and Related Data Acquired Aboard P3 During ORACLES 2017, Version 1 ORACLES Science Team https://doi.org/10.5067/Suborbital/ORACLES/P3/2017_V1

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This work presents heating rates derived from aircraft observations from the 2016 and 2017 field campaigns of ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS). We separate the total heating rates into aerosol and gas (primarily water vapor) absorption and explore some of the co-variability of heating rate profiles and their primary drivers, leading to the development of a new concept: the heating rate efficiency (HRE; the heating rate per unit aerosol extinction).