Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1571–1593, 2017

Special issue: HCCT-2010: a complex ground-based experiment on aerosol-cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1571–1593, 2017

Research article 31 Jan 2017

Research article | 31 Jan 2017

Uptake of nitric acid, ammonia, and organics in orographic clouds: mass spectrometric analyses of droplet residual and interstitial aerosol particles

Johannes Schneider et al.


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Short summary
We analyzed the composition of cloud droplet residuals and of aerosol particles sampled on a mountaintop site. The data show that about 85 % of the submicron aerosol mass partitions into the cloud phase, and that the uptake of soluble compounds (nitric acid, ammonia, and organic gases) from the gas phase into the cloud droplets is very effective. This will lead to a redistribution of these compounds among the aerosol particles and thereby to a more uniform aerosol after cloud evaporation.
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