Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17047–17059, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17047-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17047–17059, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17047-2018

Research article 03 Dec 2018

Research article | 03 Dec 2018

The relative impact of cloud condensation nuclei and ice nucleating particle concentrations on phase partitioning in Arctic mixed-phase stratocumulus clouds

Amy Solomon et al.

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The results of this study indicate that perturbations in ice nucleating particles (INPs) dominate over cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) perturbations in Arctic mixed-phase stratocumulus; i.e., an equivalent fractional decrease in CCN and INPs results in an increase in the cloud-top longwave cooling rate, even though the droplet effective radius increases and the cloud emissivity decreases. In addition, cloud-processing causes layering of aerosols with increased concentrations of CCN at cloud top.
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