Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1505–1520, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1505-2019

Special issue: Results of the project "Dynamics–aerosol–chemistry–cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1505–1520, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1505-2019

Research article 05 Feb 2019

Research article | 05 Feb 2019

The radiative impact of out-of-cloud aerosol hygroscopic growth during the summer monsoon in southern West Africa

Sophie L. Haslett et al.

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As the population in West Africa grows and air pollution increases, it is becoming ever more important to understand the effects of this pollution on the climate and on health. Aerosol particles can grow by absorbing water from the air around them. This paper shows that during the monsoon season, aerosol particles in the region are likely to grow significantly because of the high moisture in the air. This means that climate effects from increasing pollution will be enhanced.
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