DOI: 10.1029/2004jd005634
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Abstract: [1] Studies published to date produce ambiguous results regarding the magnitude and even the sign of the effect of water-soluble organic carbon (WSOC) on cloud drop concentration compared to well-characterized inorganics. We present a systematic investigation of the reasons for these discrepancies by examining the ranges of physicochemical properties of water soluble organics that most influence drop formation. We show that when considered individually, composition parameters such as low solubility, increased…

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