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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9153–9167, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-9153-2020
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9153–9167, 2020
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Research article 03 Aug 2020

Research article | 03 Aug 2020

Effects of continental emissions on cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) activity in the northern South China Sea during summertime 2018

Mingfu Cai et al.

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Cloud condensation nuclei activity in marine atmosphere affects cloud formation and the solar radiation balance over ocean. We employed advanced instruments to measure aerosol hygroscopicity and chemical composition in the northern South China Sea. Our results show that marine aerosols can be affected by local emissions or pollutants from long-range transport. Our study highlights dynamical variations in particle properties and the impact of long-range transport on this region during summertime.
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