Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3699–3724, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3699–3724, 2021

Research article 11 Mar 2021

Research article | 11 Mar 2021

Sensitivities to biological aerosol particle properties and ageing processes: potential implications for aerosol–cloud interactions and optical properties

Minghui Zhang et al.


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AR by Minghui Zhang on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Jan 2021) by Susannah Burrows
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish as is (01 Feb 2021) by Susannah Burrows
Short summary
Although primary biological aerosol particles (PBAPs, bioaerosols) represent a small fraction of total atmospheric aerosol burden, they might affect climate and public health. We summarize which PBAP properties are important to affect their inclusion in clouds and interaction with light and might also affect their residence time and transport in the atmosphere. Our study highlights that not only chemical and physical but also biological processes can modify these physicochemical properties.
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