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Cloud Microphysics and Climate

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Science  16 May 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5315, pp. 1072-1078
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5315.1072

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Abstract

Recent studies have shown that global radiative and hydrological fluxes are strongly linked to microphysical processes in clouds. The sensitivity of predictions of climate variations to assumptions about the microphysical processes has led to new approaches to atmospheric measurements and to heightened interest and progress in understanding the physical chemistry, radiative properties, and kinetics of small solid and liquid aqueous particles.

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