Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)
in the Tropics:
AMF and MAOS: Jan 2014 to Dec 2015 (Manacapuru, 24 months). AAF Operations: Feb/Mar 2014 and Sep/Oct 2014.
The deployment site, downwind of the city of Manaus, Brazil (3° 6' 47" S, 60° 1' 31" W) near Manacapuru, is situated so that it experiences the extremes of (i) a pristine atmosphere when the Manaus pollution plume meanders and (ii) heavy pollution and the interactions of that pollution with the natural environment when the plume regularly intersects the site. The city of Manaus uses high-sulfur oil as its primary source of electricity; the city is also an industrial zone of several million people and has high emissions of soot. Particle number and mass concentrations are 10 to 100 times greater in the pollution plume compared to the times when pristine conditions prevail. The deployment will enable the study of how aerosol and cloud life cycles, including cloud-aerosol-precipitation interactions, are influenced by pollutant outflow from a tropical megacity.
Join the google group: http://groups.google.com/group/GoAmazon2014
Go to the DOE GoAmazon2014 site: http://campaign.arm.gov/goamazon2014/
Further information and links:
Presentations (83 MB) given at DOE ASR Fall Working Group Meeting, Annapolis, Maryland, 12-16 September 2011 (posted 24 September 2011)
Overview Presentation delivered September 22, 2011, Washington, D.C., at the DOE CESM PI Meeting (posted 24 September 2011)
Presentations (25 MB) given at the AGU Town Hall meeting, San Francisco, California, 6 December 2011 (posted 2 January 2012)
Travel and Status Report December 2011 (posted 2 January 2012)
GoAmazon2014 Summary Description (posted 19 January 2012)
Overview Presentation delivered at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Frontiers in Geosciences (posted 28 March 2012) (18 MB)
Overview Presentation delivered at National Institute For Space Research (INPE, Brazil) for SAMBBA meeting (posted 7 May 2012) (18 MB)
Planning for GoAmazon2015 by Courtney Schumacher (posted 17 September 2012)
Project introduction for institutions of the state of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil, 30 July 2012, FDB Foundation
Chemistry white paper for IOPs (posted 17 September 2012, updated 24 January 2013, updated 23 April 2013)
Anthropogenic-biogenic interactions and SOA production for GoAmazon2014 delivered October 31, 2012, Washington, D.C., at the DOE ASR Working Group Meeting (posted 23 November 2012)
Collected presentations (33 MB) delivered November 16, 2012, at the National Institute For Space Research (INPE, Brazil) for aircraft planning meeting (IARA and ACRIDICON) (posted 23 November 2012). Photo.
Ground site progress report from Dr. Yoko Ishida (posted 10 January 2013).
EMSL STAP Workshop Presentation (posted 29 January 2013).
DOE ASR Annual Meeting Presentations (38 MB) (posted 22 March 2013).
IAG USP BRAMS modeling of Manaus region (posted 23 April 2013).
MAOS Planning Meeting at Brookhaven National Laboratory Presentation (9 MB) (posted 23 April 2013).
CHUVA Science Meeting, Institute for Astronomy and Geophysics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil Presentation (16 MB) (posted 21 May 2013).
- Description of Deployment 1
- Description of Deployment 2
- Publication by Kuhn et al. 2010 (posted 29 March 2011)
- Travel Report January 2011 (posted 29 March 2011)
- Travel Report March 2011 (posted 29 March 2011)
- Presentations given at DOE ASR Meeting in March 2011, San Antonio, Texas (posted 1 April 2011)
- Executive summary (posted 4 May 2011)
- Overview Presentation delivered May 2, 2011, Washington, D.C. (posted 4 May 2011)
- Aircraft Payload. (posted 19 July 2011)
- DOE Workshop, Washington, D.C., 25-27 July 2011
Additional related projects and data:
CHUVA: Cloud processes of tHe main precipitation systems in Brazil: A contribUtion to cloud resolVing modeling and to the GPM (GlobAl Precipitation Measurement)
An Historical Acount: travel report on first reconnaissance for LBA sites in 1996.