2005
DOI: 10.1029/2004jd005475
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Abstract: [1] This paper describes a five-dimensional parameterization of ion-induced nucleation (IIN) that covers the complete range of conditions relevant to the lower atmosphere. The parameters are (1) temperature T (190-300 K), (2) relative humidity RH (0.05-0.95), (3) number concentration of H 2 SO 4 (10 5 -10 8 cm À3 ), (4) first-order loss of H 2 SO 4 to particles (0.00009-0.0245 s À1 ), and (5) ion source rate (2-50 ion pairs cm À3 s À1 ). The parameterization is based on a steady state version of the kinetic a…

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