Elemental composition of fog interstitial particle size fractions and hydrophobic fractions related to fog droplet nucleation scavenging

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The cloud nucleation scavenging process was studied during a joint campaign of the EUROTRAC sub‐project Ground‐based Cloud Experiment. It was found that the particle size has a strong influence on the partitioning of particles between the cloud droplet and the interstitial aerosol reservoirs. A new aerosol sampling unit, the relative humidity processing system, was employed for the extraction of particles with a low growth‐ability with respect to increased relative humidity. The system supplied tracer elements on the particle growth‐ability. These elements could be used to identify a factor related to particle hygroscopic properties, which was in effect as a selector of cloud condensation nuclei.


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  • Lund University
  • Stockholm University
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  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-603
Number of pages11
JournalTellus. Series B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Publication categoryResearch