Articles | Volume 21, issue 15
Research article
06 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 06 Aug 2021

Aitken mode particles as CCN in aerosol- and updraft-sensitive regimes of cloud droplet formation

Mira L. Pöhlker, Minghui Zhang, Ramon Campos Braga, Ovid O. Krüger, Ulrich Pöschl, and Barbara Ervens


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-221', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-221', Jingyi Chen, 21 Apr 2021
  • AC1: 'Response to both referee reports', Mira L. Pöhlker, 25 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Mira L. Pöhlker on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Jun 2021) by Hailong Wang

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Mira L. Pöhlker on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (31 Jul 2021) by Hailong Wang
Short summary
Clouds cool our atmosphere. The role of small aerosol particles in affecting them represents one of the largest uncertainties in current estimates of climate change. Traditionally it is assumed that cloud droplets only form particles of diameters ~ 100 nm (accumulation mode). Previous studies suggest that this can also occur in smaller particles (Aitken mode). Our study provides a general framework to estimate under which aerosol and cloud conditions Aitken mode particles affect clouds.
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