Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Research article
02 Sep 2021
Research article |  | 02 Sep 2021

A global study of hygroscopicity-driven light-scattering enhancement in the context of other in situ aerosol optical properties

Gloria Titos, María A. Burgos, Paul Zieger, Lucas Alados-Arboledas, Urs Baltensperger, Anne Jefferson, James Sherman, Ernest Weingartner, Bas Henzing, Krista Luoma, Colin O'Dowd, Alfred Wiedensohler, and Elisabeth Andrews

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A global view on the effect of water uptake on aerosol particle light scattering María A. Burgos, Elisabeth Andrews, Gloria Titos, Lucas Alados-Arboledas, Urs Baltensperger, Derek Day, Anne Jefferson, Nikos Kalivitis, Nikos Mihalopoulos, James Sherman, Junying Sun, Ernest Weingartner and Paul Zieger

Short summary
This paper investigates the impact of water uptake on aerosol optical properties, in particular the aerosol light-scattering coefficient. Although in situ measurements are performed at low relative humidity (typically at RH < 40 %), to address the climatic impact of aerosol particles it is necessary to take into account the effect that water uptake may have on the aerosol optical properties.
Final-revised paper