Articles | Volume 16, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10385–10398, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10385–10398, 2016

Research article 17 Aug 2016

Research article | 17 Aug 2016

In-cloud measurements highlight the role of aerosol hygroscopicity in cloud droplet formation

Olli Väisänen et al.


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Short summary
In-cloud measurements of aerosol hygroscopicity and cloud droplet activation were conducted in Kuopio, Finland. According to the observations, the less hygroscopic accumulation mode particles were present in the non-activated aerosol, whereas the more hygroscopic particles were scavenged into cloud droplets. The results illustrate the sensitivity of cloud droplet formation to varying chemical composition and highlight the need for proper treatment of anthropogenic aerosols in CCN predictions.
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