Formation of Aerosols in the Atmosphere

  • A. A. Lushnikov
  • V. A. Zagaynov
  • Yu. S. Lyubovtseva
Part of the Physics of Earth and Space Environments book series (EARTH)


Atmospheric aerosol is one of the most important factors affecting the Earth’s climatic and weather conditions. The study of the mechanisms of formation and evolution of atmospheric aerosols is of primary importance for predictions of the climatic changes on our planet. We hope that this short overview of the modern state of art in aerosol science will be of use to all those who are involved to the study of atmospheric processes that form the Earth’s climate. We introduce the readers to the basics of physical chemistry of aerosols. Special attention is given to the latest achievements in the theory of particle formation and their subsequent growth.


Aerosols Nucleation Condensation Growth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Lushnikov
    • 1
  • V. A. Zagaynov
  • Yu. S. Lyubovtseva
  1. 1.Karpov Institute of Physical ChemistryMoscowRussia

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