Articles | Volume 21, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 10499–10526, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10499-2021

Special issue: Marine aerosols, trace gases, and clouds over the North Atlantic...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 10499–10526, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10499-2021

Research article 13 Jul 2021

Research article | 13 Jul 2021

Cloud drop number concentrations over the western North Atlantic Ocean: seasonal cycle, aerosol interrelationships, and other influential factors

Hossein Dadashazar et al.

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Hossein Dadashazar on behalf of the Authors (21 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 May 2021) by Stefania Gilardoni

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Hossein Dadashazar on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (02 Jul 2021) by Stefania Gilardoni
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Short summary
This study investigates the seasonal cycle of cloud drop number concentration (Nd) over the western North Atlantic Ocean (WNAO) using multiple datasets. Reasons for the puzzling discrepancy between the seasonal cycles of Nd and aerosol concentration were identified. Results indicate that Nd is highest in winter (when aerosol proxy values are often lowest) due to conditions both linked to cold-air outbreaks and that promote greater droplet activation.
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