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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11289–11302, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11289-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11289–11302, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11289-2021

Research article 27 Jul 2021

Research article | 27 Jul 2021

Cloud activation properties of aerosol particles in a continental Central European urban environment

Imre Salma et al.

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Cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and their properties were explored in this study. CCN modify the intensity and other properties of the sunlight reaching the Earth’s surface. These properties are primarily influenced by the number of droplets, the droplet size and the cloud residence time. CCN also influence the hydrological cycle (including the amount and intensity of precipitation), vegetation and its interactions with the carbon cycle, as well as atmospheric chemistry, physics and dynamics.
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