Don't forget the surface

Nozière, Barbara

Année de publication
2016
Résumé
Clouds are an essential source of fresh water to continents and all ecosystems and a major cooling factor in the climate budget. Yet, predicting their formation remains a challenge. In the atmosphere, cloud droplets form not from water vapor alone but through condensation of water on aerosol particles called cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). Surface effects play a central role in cloud droplet formation from CCN.

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