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Collocated observations of cloud condensation nuclei, particle size distributions, and chemical composition

Schmale, Julia; Henning, Silvia; Henzing, Bas; Keskinen, Helmi; Sellegri, Karine; Ovadnevaite, Jurgita; Bougiatioti, Aikaterini; Kalivitis, Nikos; Stavroulas, Iasonas and Jefferson, Anne, et al. (2017) In Scientific Data 4.
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Cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) number concentrations alongside with submicrometer particle number size distributions and particle chemical composition have been measured at atmospheric observatories of the Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research InfraStructure (ACTRIS) as well as other international sites over multiple years. Here, harmonized data records from 11 observatories are summarized, spanning 98,677 instrument hours for CCN data, 157,880 for particle number size distributions, and 70,817 for chemical composition data. The observatories represent nine different environments, e.g., Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean maritime, boreal forest, or high alpine atmospheric conditions. This is a unique collection of aerosol... (More)

Cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) number concentrations alongside with submicrometer particle number size distributions and particle chemical composition have been measured at atmospheric observatories of the Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research InfraStructure (ACTRIS) as well as other international sites over multiple years. Here, harmonized data records from 11 observatories are summarized, spanning 98,677 instrument hours for CCN data, 157,880 for particle number size distributions, and 70,817 for chemical composition data. The observatories represent nine different environments, e.g., Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean maritime, boreal forest, or high alpine atmospheric conditions. This is a unique collection of aerosol particle properties most relevant for studying aerosol-cloud interactions which constitute the largest uncertainty in anthropogenic radiative forcing of the climate. The dataset is appropriate for comprehensive aerosol characterization (e.g., closure studies of CCN), model-measurement intercomparison and satellite retrieval method evaluation, among others. Data have been acquired and processed following international recommendations for quality assurance and have undergone multiple stages of quality assessment.

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  author       = {Schmale, Julia and Henning, Silvia and Henzing, Bas and Keskinen, Helmi and Sellegri, Karine and Ovadnevaite, Jurgita and Bougiatioti, Aikaterini and Kalivitis, Nikos and Stavroulas, Iasonas and Jefferson, Anne and Park, Minsu and Schlag, Patrick and Kristensson, Adam and Iwamoto, Yoko and Pringle, Kirsty and Reddington, Carly and Aalto, Pasi and Äijälä, Mikko and Baltensperger, Urs and Bialek, Jakub and Birmili, Wolfram and Bukowiecki, Nicolas and Ehn, Mikael and Fjæraa, Ann Mari and Fiebig, Markus and Frank, Göran and Fröhlich, Roman and Frumau, Arnoud and Furuya, Masaki and Hammer, Emanuel and Heikkinen, Liine and Herrmann, Erik and Holzinger, Rupert and Hyono, Hiroyuki and Kanakidou, Maria and Kiendler-Scharr, Astrid and Kinouchi, Kento and Kos, Gerard and Kulmala, Markku and Mihalopoulos, Nikolaos and Motos, Ghislain and Nenes, Athanasios and O'Dowd, Colin and Paramonov, Mikhail and Petäjä, Tuukka and Picard, David and Poulain, Laurent and Swietlicki, Erik and Svenningsson, Birgitta and Wittbom, Cerina},
  issn         = {2052-4463},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Scientific Data},
  title        = {Collocated observations of cloud condensation nuclei, particle size distributions, and chemical composition},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.3},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2017},
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