Mixed nucleus

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A [[cloud condensation nucleus]]  (CCN) composed of both soluble [[hygroscopic]]  matter and insoluble, possibly wettable, matter.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Its mixed composition probably results from a [[coagulation]] process or from cycles of [[condensation]]  and [[evaporation]], possibly involving chemical reactions. When applied to natural [[ice nuclei]]  or [[cloud seeding]] nuclei (as [[silver iodide]]), the term implies the presence of a soluble component  that leads to condensation prior to initiation of [[freezing]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A [[cloud condensation nuclei|cloud condensation nucleus]]  (CCN) composed of both soluble [[hygroscopic]]  matter and insoluble, possibly wettable, matter.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Its mixed composition probably results from a [[coagulation]] process or from cycles of [[condensation]]  and [[evaporation]], possibly involving chemical reactions. When applied to natural [[ice nucleus|ice nuclei]]  or [[cloud seeding]] nuclei (as [[silver iodide]]), the term implies the presence of a soluble component  that leads to condensation prior to initiation of [[freezing]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 19:26, 25 April 2012


mixed nucleus

A cloud condensation nucleus (CCN) composed of both soluble hygroscopic matter and insoluble, possibly wettable, matter.

Its mixed composition probably results from a coagulation process or from cycles of condensation and evaporation, possibly involving chemical reactions. When applied to natural ice nuclei or cloud seeding nuclei (as silver iodide), the term implies the presence of a soluble component that leads to condensation prior to initiation of freezing.

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