Articles | Volume 20, issue 21
Research article
05 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 05 Nov 2020

Using machine learning to derive cloud condensation nuclei number concentrations from commonly available measurements

Arshad Arjunan Nair and Fangqun Yu


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Short summary
Small particles in the atmosphere can affect cloud formation and properties and thus Earth's energy budget. These cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) contribute the largest uncertainties in climate change modeling. To reduce these uncertainties, it is important to quantify CCN numbers accurately, measurements of which are sparse. We propose and evaluate a machine learning method to estimate CCN, in the absence of their direct measurements, using more common measurements of weather and air quality.
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