Modification of size and composition of CCN by cloud processing of mineral dust particles and the effects on cloud microphysics

Tamir G. Reisin, Sabine C. Wurzler, Zev Levin

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Abstract

The activation of giant cloud condensation nucleii (CCN) is evident during in-cloud measurements. However, the processes responsible for the sulfate coating of dust are yet to be identified. Results from two-dimensional cloud model are presented, indicating that the coated mineral dust particles that serve as giant CCN, lead to an enhanced formation of precipitation sized drops and therefore to an increase in rainfall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S25-S26
JournalJournal of Aerosol Science
Volume30
Issue numberSuppl. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 European Aerosol Conference - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 Sep 199910 Sep 1999

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