Jared Lewis (Uni of Melbourne) — The AIRBOX is a great way of storing many instruments and all in one co-located area that we can move round wherever we need to make these measurements.
Dr Robyn Schofield (Uni of Melbourne) — We want to know how many there are, we want to know how large they are, we want to know how reflective they are.
Dr Robyn Schofield (Uni of Melbourne) — Over the Southern Ocean, a major source of aerosol, generally about 70% is sea salt. The tops of the waves get sheared off. That’s a major source of aerosol. Then they go on to form clouds. We wouldn’t have any clouds actually, without aerosols forming them.
Dr Robyn Schofield (Uni of Melbourne) — It’s a very clean and pristine environment over the Southern Ocean, and so the clouds that form, form really big droplets. And we get what’s called super saturation, so they’re both ice and water coexisting, so they are unusual.
Jared Lewis (Uni of Melbourne) — Helping us really narrow down the uncertainty in our climate model projections over the Southern Ocean. That’s a tremendously important thing.