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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9067-9087, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9067-2016
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25 Jul 2016
Ice nucleating particles in the Saharan Air Layer
Yvonne Boose et al.

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Mineral dust is known to be among the most prevalent ice-nucleating particles (INPs) in the atmosphere, playing a crucial role for ice cloud formation. We present 2 months of ground-based in situ measurements of INP concentrations in the free troposphere close to the largest global dust source, the Sahara. We find that some atmospheric processes such as mixing with biological particles and ammonium increase the dust INP ability. This is important when predicting INPs based on emissions.
Mineral dust is known to be among the most prevalent ice-nucleating particles (INPs) in the...
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