Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2545–2568, 2015

Special issue: Arctic Summer Cloud Ocean Study (ASCOS) (ACP/AMT/OS inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2545–2568, 2015

Research article 06 Mar 2015

Research article | 06 Mar 2015

Importance of aerosol composition and mixing state for cloud droplet activation over the Arctic pack ice in summer

C. Leck and E. Svensson


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AR by Caroline Leck on behalf of the Authors (08 Jan 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Jan 2015) by Jan W. Bottenheim
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Jan 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Feb 2015)
ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2015) by Jan W. Bottenheim
Short summary
In the Arctic clouds are very important for determining the melting of the sea ice. The radiative properties of the optically thin Arctic clouds strongly depend on the number of particles available for water uptake. This study argues that the Köhler equation commonly used for simulating cloud droplet activation is not fully complete for describing the condensational growth of the interaction of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic entities on the structures of the airborne polymer gels present.
Final-revised paper