Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14339–14364, 2019

Special issue: Arctic mixed-phase clouds as studied during the ACLOUD/PASCAL...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14339–14364, 2019

Research article 27 Nov 2019

Research article | 27 Nov 2019

New particle formation and its effect on cloud condensation nuclei abundance in the summer Arctic: a case study in the Fram Strait and Barents Sea

Simonas Kecorius et al.


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ED: Publish as is (11 Oct 2019) by Amy Solomon
Short summary
Arctic sea-ice retreat, atmospheric new particle formation (NPF), and aerosol–cloud interaction may all be linked via a positive feedback mechanism. Understanding the sources of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) is an important piece in the Arctic amplification puzzle. We show that Arctic newly formed particles do not have to grow beyond the Aitken mode to act as CCN. This is important, because NPF occurrence in the Arctic is expected to increase, making it a significant contributor to CCN budget.
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