Articles | Volume 17, issue 15
Research article
07 Aug 2017
Research article |  | 07 Aug 2017

Plume-exit modeling to determine cloud condensation nuclei activity of aerosols from residential biofuel combustion

Francisco Mena, Tami C. Bond, and Nicole Riemer


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ED: Publish as is (02 Jun 2017) by Markus Petters
Short summary
We estimate how biofuel burning may contribute to cloud droplet numbers by modeling the evolution of the size and composition of each particle in a biofuel burning plume from emission until it reaches ambient temperature and humidity. Condensation of semi-volatile gases homogenizes composition so that particles without water affinity can form cloud droplets. Coagulation barely changes properties relevant to clouds, except for limiting the number of emitted particles or enhancing homogenization.
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