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New modelling methods provide more precise information than ever on the effect of landforms on cloud formation

New modelling methods provide more precise information than ever on the effect of landforms on cloud formation

Carrying out atmospheric measurements often entails having to consider how representative measurements taken in a single location are, and whether local conditions, such as landforms, affect observations.    In a recent study using new methods we very carefully examined how representative our findings from the Puijo Tower aerosol and cloud observation station were. 

More information:

Head of Unit Sami Romakkaniemi, tel. +358 50 446 1061, sami.romakkaniemi@fmi.fi

Senior researger Antti Hellsten, tel. +358 40 409 0477, antti.hellsten@fmi.fi

Researcher Santtu Mikkonen, tel.+358 40 3552319, santtu.mikkonen@uef.fi

Romakkaniemi, S., Maalick, Z., Hellsten, A., Ruuskanen, A., Väisänen, O., Ahmad, I., Tonttila, J., Mikkonen, S., Komppula, M., and Kühn, T.: Aerosol–landscape–cloud interaction: signatures of topography effect on cloud droplet formation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7955-7964, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7955-2017, 2017.

https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/17/7955/2017/


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