Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 175–192, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-175-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 175–192, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-175-2017

Research article 04 Jan 2017

Research article | 04 Jan 2017

New particle formation in the southern Aegean Sea during the Etesians: importance for CCN production and cloud droplet number

Panayiotis Kalkavouras et al.

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Concentrations of chemically and size-resolved submicron aerosol particles along with concentrations of gases and meteorological variables were measured at Santorini and Finokalia (central and southern Aegean Sea) during the Etesians. Particle nucleation bursts were recorded. The NPF can double CCN number (at 0.1 % supersaturation), but the resulting strong competition for water vapor in cloudy updrafts decreases maximum supersaturation by 14 % and augments the potential droplet number by 12 %.
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