Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Research article
22 May 2015
Research article |  | 22 May 2015

Precipitation effects of giant cloud condensation nuclei artificially introduced into stratocumulus clouds

E. Jung, B. A. Albrecht, H. H. Jonsson, Y.-C. Chen, J. H. Seinfeld, A. Sorooshian, A. R. Metcalf, S. Song, M. Fang, and L. M. Russell


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ED: Publish as is (11 Apr 2015) by Leiming Zhang
Short summary
To study the effect of giant cloud condensation nuclei (GCCN) on precipitation processes in stratocumulus clouds, 1-10 µm diameter salt particles were released from an aircraft while flying near the cloud top off the central coast of California. The analyses suggest that GCCN result in a four-fold increase in the cloud base rainfall rate and depletion of the cloud water due to rainout.
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