Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6389–6407, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6389-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6389–6407, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6389-2018

Research article 30 Nov 2018

Research article | 30 Nov 2018

Instrument artifacts lead to uncertainties in parameterizations of cloud condensation nucleation

Jessica A. Mirrielees and Sarah D. Brooks

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