Articles | Volume 17, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9885–9896, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9885-2017

Special issue: Regional transport and transformation of air pollution in...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9885–9896, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9885-2017

Research article 23 Aug 2017

Research article | 23 Aug 2017

Chemical composition and droplet size distribution of cloud at the summit of Mount Tai, China

Jiarong Li et al.

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Cloud events at Mt. Tai were investigated for the chemical composition and size distribution of cloud droplets. An obvious rise in pH was found for elevated NH+4 during the last decade. Higher PM2.5 levels resulted in higher concentrations of water-soluble ions, smaller sizes and higher numbers of cloud droplets. The mechanism of cloud-droplet formation and the mass transfer between aerosol–gas–cloud phases were summarized to enrich the knowledge of cloud chemical and microphysical properties.
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