Articles | Volume 15, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13599–13613, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13599–13613, 2015

Research article 09 Dec 2015

Research article | 09 Dec 2015

Viscous organic aerosol particles in the upper troposphere: diffusivity-controlled water uptake and ice nucleation?

D. M. Lienhard et al.


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ED: Publish as is (25 Nov 2015) by Hinrich Grothe
Short summary
New data of water diffusivity in secondary organic aerosol (SOA) material and organic/inorganic model mixtures is presented over an extensive temperature range. Our data suggest that water diffusion in SOA is sufficiently fast so that it is unlikely to have significant consequences on the direct climatic effect under tropospheric conditions. Glass formation in SOA is unlikely to restrict homogeneous ice nucleation.
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