Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13019–13029, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-13019-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13019–13029, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-13019-2021

Measurement report 02 Sep 2021

Measurement report | 02 Sep 2021

Measurement report: Cloud condensation nuclei activity and its variation with organic oxidation level and volatility observed during an aerosol life cycle intensive operational period (ALC-IOP)

Fan Mei et al.

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This work focuses on understanding aerosol's ability to act as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and its variations with organic oxidation level and volatility using measurements at a rural site. Aerosol properties were examined from four air mass sources. The results help improve the accurate representation of aerosol from different ambient aerosol emissions, transformation pathways, and atmospheric processes in a climate model.
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