Contribution of particle formation to global cloud condensation nuclei concentrations

@article{Spracklen2008ContributionOP,
  title={Contribution of particle formation to global cloud condensation nuclei concentrations},
  author={Dominick V. Spracklen and Kenneth S. Carslaw and Markku Kulmala and Veli-Matti Kerminen and Sanna‐Liisa Sihto and Ilona Riipinen and Joonas Merikanto and Graham W. Mann and Martyn P. Chipperfield and Alfred Wiedensohler and Wolfram Birmili and Heikki Lihavainen},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={35}
}
We use a global aerosol microphysics model to predict the contribution of boundary layer (BL) particle formation to regional and global distributions of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). Including an observationally derived particle formation scheme, where the formation rate of molecular clusters is proportional to gas‐phase sulfuric acid to the power one, improves modeled particle size distribution and total particle number concentration at three continental sites in Europe. Particle formation… 

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