Bistability of CCN concentrations and thermodynamics in the cloud-topped boundary layer

@article{Baker1990BistabilityOC,
  title={Bistability of CCN concentrations and thermodynamics in the cloud-topped boundary layer},
  author={Marcia B. Baker and Robert J. Charlson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1990},
  volume={345},
  pages={142-145}
}
RECENT discussions of the effect of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) in controlling the albedo of marine stratus cloud and hence global climate1–3have raised questions concerning the factors that control CCN populations and how (or whether) such factors should be included in climate models4. The observed near-constancy5 of CCN concentrations in remote marine air is remarkable in view of the wide variety of possible conditions, the range over which they might be expected to vary, and the… CONTINUE READING

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