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Comprehensively accounting for the effect of giant CCN in cloud activation parameterizations

Abstract:

Large cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) (e.g., aged dust particles and seasalt) cannot attain their equilibrium size during the typical timescale of cloud droplet activation. Cloud activation parameterizations applied to aerosol with a large fraction of large CCN often do not account for this limitation adequately and can give biased predictions of cloud droplet number concentration (CDNC). Here we present a simple approach to address this problem that can easily be incorporated into cloud acti...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS More from this journal
Volume:
10
Issue:
5
Pages:
2467-2473
Publication date:
2010-01-01
EISSN:
1680-7324
ISSN:
1680-7316
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:51997
UUID:
uuid:0d2df454-ac5f-4910-8fff-5b0c746ff538
Local pid:
pubs:51997
Source identifiers:
51997
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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