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Volume 17, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11227–11245, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11227-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11227–11245, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11227-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 22 Sep 2017

Research article | 22 Sep 2017

Comparative measurements of ambient atmospheric concentrations of ice nucleating particles using multiple immersion freezing methods and a continuous flow diffusion chamber

Paul J. DeMott et al.

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The consistency and complementarity of different methods for measuring the numbers of particles capable of forming ice in clouds are examined in the atmosphere. Four methods for collecting particles for later (offline) freezing studies are compared to a common instantaneous method. Results support very good agreement in many cases but also biases that require further research. Present capabilities and uncertainties for obtaining global data on these climate-relevant aerosols are thus defined.
The consistency and complementarity of different methods for measuring the numbers of particles...
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