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Research on clouds provides more information on the effect of aerosols on cloud formation

Research on clouds provides more information on the effect of aerosols on cloud formation

A study conducted in cooperation by the University of Eastern Finland and FMI has provided information on the effect of aerosol hygroscopicity on cloud formation.

Aerosol hygroscopicity has a significant impact on cloud formation and consequently on the climate.

More information:

Researcher Olli Väisänen, University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 40 527 1342, olli.vaisanen@uef.fi

Researcher Antti Ruuskanen, FMI, tel. +358 50 409 2839, antti.ruuskanen@fmi.fi

Prof. Annele Virtanen, University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 50 316 4118, annele.virtanen@uef.fi

Väisänen, O., Ruuskanen, A., Ylisirniö, A., Miettinen, P., Portin, H., Hao, L., Leskinen, A., Komppula, M., Romakkaniemi, S., Lehtinen, K. E. J., and Virtanen, A.: In-cloud measurements highlight the role of aerosol hygroscopicity in cloud droplet formation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10385-10398, doi:10.5194/acp-16-10385-2016, 2016.

http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/10385/2016/


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