Observed aerosol effects on marine cloud nucleation and supersaturation

  title={Observed aerosol effects on marine cloud nucleation and supersaturation},
  author={Lynn M Russell and Armin Sorooshian and John H. Seinfeld and Bruce A. Albrecht and Athanasios Nenes and W. Richard Leaitch and Alastair Md FRCPsych Macdonald and Lars Ahlm and Yi-chun Chen and Matthew M Coggon and Ashley L Corrigan and Jill S Craven and Richard C Flagan and Amanda A. Frossard and Lelia Nahid Hawkins and Haflidi H. Jonsson and Eunsil Jung and Jack J. Lin and Andrew R Metcalf and Robin L. Modini and J M{\"u}lmenst{\"a}dt and Gregory Charles Roberts and Taylor Shingler and Siwon Song and Z. Q. Wang and Anna Wonasch{\"u}tz},
Aerosol particles in the marine boundary layer include primary organic and salt particles from sea spray and combustion-derived particles from ships and coastal cities. These particle types serve as nuclei for marine cloud droplet activation, although the particles that activate depend on the particle size and composition as well as the supersaturation that results from cloud updraft velocities. The Eastern Pacific Emitted Aerosol Cloud Experiment (EPEACE) 2011 was a targeted aircraft campaign… CONTINUE READING