condensation nuclei

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condensation nuclei

neutral particles, such as dust, in the atmosphere that are able to absorb or adsorb water and grow. At relatively high humidities they form fogs or hazes. Condensation nuclei consisting of sulfuric or nitric acid vapors or nitrogen oxides may be a source of respiratory irritants.
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SOAs can activate and become cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) in the presence of sulfuric or nitric acid.
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and Coauthors, 2011: Organic condensation: A vital link connecting aerosol formation to cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) concentrations.
This diversity yields strong variability in the concentration of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN).
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