Developing a better understanding of cloud and aerosol processes in the Arctic in order to improve climate models.
ACCACIA is a NERC funded project within the Arctic Research Programme to develop a better understanding of cloud and aerosol processes in the Arctic in order to improve climate models. Specifically we will study the properties of low level clouds, the sources of aerosol particles, radiative properties of the clouds and the dynamic coupling with the lower atmosphere. British Antarctic Survey is partnered with University of East Anglia, University of Leeds, University of Manchester, University of York and the NERC FAAM aircraft. The focus of the field measurements is around the Svalbard archipelago during two periods in Spring and Summer 2013 using both aircraft and ship mounted instruments. The first period involves using the BAS meteorological instrumented aircraft in conjunction with the NERC FAAM aircraft and RV Lance. For the second period, the BAS Twin Otter returns in conjunction with the RRS James Clark Ross.