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CLaSP doctoral candidate is first author on a new AGU journal paper

Posted: July 11, 2018

 CLaSP doctoral candidate is first author on a new AGU journal paper Image Credit: Wozniak et al., 2018, Figure 4c
Doctoral candidate Matthew Wozniak is first author on a new paper published in the AGU journal, Geophysical Research Letters.

 
From the article: 

Pollen grains emitted by wind from a variety of plants can swell from exposure to high levels of humidity, creating internal pressure that may cause the grains to rupture. Particles that are ten to a thousand times smaller than pollen grainsare released in the process. These subpollen particles (SPPs) have been found in laboratory studies to efficiently collect water on their surfaces, making them potential cloud condensation nuclei (CCN, i.e. particles that may grow into cloud droplets).