Articles | Volume 17, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13119–13138, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13119-2017

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13119–13138, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13119-2017

Research article 07 Nov 2017

Research article | 07 Nov 2017

Frequent ultrafine particle formation and growth in Canadian Arctic marine and coastal environments

Douglas B. Collins et al.

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The sources of aerosol particles and their growth to sizes large enough to act as cloud droplet seeds is of major importance to climate since clouds exert substantial control over the atmospheric energy balance. Using ship-board measurements from two summers in the Canadian Arctic, aerosol formation events were related to co-sampled atmospheric and oceanic parameters, providing insight into factors that drive particle formation and motivating further study of ocean–atmosphere interactions.
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