Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11107–11124, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-11107-2016

Special issue: NETCARE (Network on Aerosols and Climate: Addressing Key Uncertainties...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11107–11124, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-11107-2016
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08 Sep 2016
Research article | 08 Sep 2016

Effects of 20–100 nm particles on liquid clouds in the clean summertime Arctic

W. Richard Leaitch et al.

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Thought to be mostly unimportant for summertime Arctic liquid-water clouds, airborne observations show that atmospheric aerosol particles 50 nm in diameter or smaller and most likely from natural sources are often involved in cloud formation in the pristine Arctic summer. The result expands the reference for aerosol forcing of climate. Further, for extremely low droplet concentrations, no evidence is found for a connection between cloud liquid water and aerosol particle concentrations.
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