Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Research article
23 May 2019
Research article |  | 23 May 2019

Classification of aerosol population type and cloud condensation nuclei properties in a coastal California littoral environment using an unsupervised cluster model

Samuel A. Atwood, Sonia M. Kreidenweis, Paul J. DeMott, Markus D. Petters, Gavin C. Cornwell, Andrew C. Martin, and Kathryn A. Moore

Data sets

Calwater2 Scanning Flow CCN measurements at Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory S. M. Kreidenweis, S. A. Atwood, and P. J. DeMott

Size-resolved cloud condensation nuclei data collected during the CalWater 2015 field campaign M. D. Petters, N. E. Rothfuss, H. Taylor, S. M. Kreidenweis, P. J. DeMott, and S. A. Atwood

Short summary
This paper presents measurements of aerosol particles at a coastal location. The particles were classified into distinct aerosol types using both microphysical measurements and meteorological information, allowing rapid changes between the aerosol types to be reliably identified. These particles can alter cloud and precipitation processes, and inclusion of the differences between types can improve atmospheric models and remote sensing retrievals in littoral zones.
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