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

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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.

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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).