DOI: 10.1029/2004jd005646
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M. Pahlow, G. Feingold, A. Jefferson, E. Andrews, J. A. Ogren, J. Wang, Y.-N. Lee, R. A. Ferrare, D. D. Turner

Abstract: [1] Aerosol hygroscopicity has a significant effect on radiative properties of aerosols. Here a lidar method, applicable to cloud-capped, well-mixed atmospheric boundary layers, is employed to determine the hygroscopic growth factor f(RH) under unperturbed, ambient atmospheric conditions. The data used for the analysis were collected under a wide range of atmospheric aerosol levels during both routine measurement periods and during the intensive operations period (IOP) in May 2003 at the Southern Great Plains…

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