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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, Elissavet Bossioli, Spiros Bezantakos, Aikaterini Bougiatioti, Nikos Kalivitis, Iasonas Stavroulas, Giorgos Kouvarakis, Anna P. Protonotariou, Aggeliki Dandou, George Biskos, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, Athanasios Nenes, and Maria Tombrou


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AR by Maria Tombrou - Tzella on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2016)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Nov 2016) by Kari Lehtinen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 Nov 2016)
ED: Publish as is (02 Dec 2016) by Kari Lehtinen
AR by Elissavet Bossioli on behalf of the Authors (09 Dec 2016)  Manuscript 
Short summary
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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