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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8979–8997, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8979-2021

Special issue: Interactions between aerosols and the South West Asian...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8979–8997, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8979-2021

Measurement report 14 Jun 2021

Measurement report | 14 Jun 2021

Measurement report: Altitudinal variation of cloud condensation nuclei activation across the Indo-Gangetic Plain prior to monsoon onset and during peak monsoon periods: results from the SWAAMI field campaign

Mohanan R. Manoj et al.

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Vertical distributions of atmospheric aerosols across the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) and their ability to form clouds have been studied based on airborne measurements during the SWAAMI field campaign. The ability of the aerosols to act as cloud-forming nuclei exhibited large spatial variation across the IGP and strong seasonality with increase in this ability with increase in altitude prior to the onset of monsoon and decrease with increase in altitude during the active phase of the monsoon.
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