On the physics of Aitken particles in polar air mass systems

@inproceedings{Shaw1986OnTP,
  title={On the physics of Aitken particles in polar air mass systems},
  author={George Elliott Shaw},
  year={1986}
}
Abstract Experiments on the size distribution of Aitken nuclei (AN) (suspended particles of radius r ≲ 10 −5 cm) indicate that the mean radius of the AN in cold, Arctic-derived air masses is larger than in warm, Pacific marine air mass systems. We hypothesize that this is due predominantly to loss of the smallest, highly mobile, particles by diffusive attachment to cloud droplets during the time when the air mass resides in the semidarkness of the polar night. While air masses meander in the… CONTINUE READING

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