© 2007

Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols

17th International Conference, Galway, Ireland, 2007

  • Colin D. O'Dowd
  • Paul E. Wagner


  • Provides the most up-to-date research information in the areas of nucleation systems and the formation, distribution and impacts of atmospheric aerosols, both from a theoretical and experimental perspective.

  • Offers a unique and extensive collection of short, accessible, and concise papers summarising the key issues associated with aerosol research

  • Brings together nano-scale aerosol formation processes from a physics and chemistry perspective through to global-scale implications of aerosols in terms of environment and climate change.

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Nucleation: Experiment and Theory

    1. Barbara E. Wyslouzil, Reinhard Strey, Judith Wölk, Gerald Wilemski, Yoojeong Kim
      Pages 3-13
    2. Kikuo Okuyama, Takafumi Seto, Chan Soo Kim
      Pages 14-25
    3. C. Marcolli, S. Gedamke, B. Zobrist
      Pages 36-40
    4. Theo Kurtén, Leena Torpo, Hanna Vehkamäki, Markku R. Sundberg, Kari Laasonen, Veli-Matti Kerminen et al.
      Pages 52-56
    5. T. Berndt, O. Böge, F. Stratmann
      Pages 69-72
    6. Paul M. Winkler, A. Vrtala, Paul E. Wagner
      Pages 73-77
    7. Dzmitry G. Labetski, J. Hrubý, M. E. H. van Dongen
      Pages 78-82
    8. Michael Boy, Boris Bonn, Jan Kazil, Ned Lovejoy, Andrew Turnipseed, Jim Greenberg et al.
      Pages 87-91
    9. Vincent Holten, M. E. H. van Dongen
      Pages 92-96
    10. Dzmitry G. Labetski, J. Hrubý, V. Vinš, M. E. H. van Dongen
      Pages 97-101

About these proceedings


Atmospheric particles are ubiquitous in the atmosphere: they form the seeds for cloud droplets and they form haze layers, blocking out incoming radiation and contributing to a partial cooling of our climate. They also contribute to poor air quality and health impacts. A large fraction of aerosols are formed from nucleation processes – that is a phase transition from vapour to liquid or solid particles. Examples are the formation of stable clusters about 1 nm in size from molecular collisions and these in turn can grow into larger (100 nm or more) haze particles via condensation to the formation of ice crystals in mixed phase or cold clouds. This book brings together the leading experts from the nucleation and atmospheric aerosols research communities to present the current state-of-the-art knowledge in these related fields. Topics covered are: Nucleation Experiment & Theory, Binary, Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Nucleation, Ion & Cluster Properties During Nucleation, Aerosol Characterisation & Properties, Aerosol Formation, Dynamics and Growth, Marine Aerosol Production, Aerosol-Cloud Interactions, Chemical Composition & Cloud Drop Activation, Remote Sensing of aerosol & clouds and Air Quality-Climate Interactions


Aerosol Aerosol formation Atmospheric Aerosols Cloud Nucleation Phase transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Colin D. O'Dowd
    • 1
  • Paul E. Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.National University of IrelandIreland
  2. 2.University of ViennaAustria

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