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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 561–576, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-561-2020

Special issue: Interactions between aerosols and the South West Asian...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 561–576, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-561-2020

Research article 17 Jan 2020

Research article | 17 Jan 2020

Altitude profiles of cloud condensation nuclei characteristics across the Indo-Gangetic Plain prior to the onset of the Indian summer monsoon

Venugopalan Nair Jayachandran et al.

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Concurrent measurements of the altitude profiles of the concentration of cloud condensation nuclei (CCNs), as a function of supersaturation (ranging from 0.2 % to 1.0 %), and aerosol optical properties were carried out aboard an instrumented aircraft across the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) just prior to the onset of the 2016 Indian summer monsoon (ISM). A high CCN concentration is observed up to 2.5 km across the IGP, indicating the significant possibility of aerosol indirect effects.
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