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Ice nucleating particles in the Saharan Air Layer
Title: Ice nucleating particles in the Saharan Air Layer
Authors: Boose, YvonneSierau, BerkoGarcía Álvarez, María IsabelRodríguez González, Sergio ORCID RESEARCHERID Autor AEMETAlastuey, AndrésLinke, ClaudiaSchnaiter, MartinKupiszewski, PiotrKanji, Zamin A.Lohmann, Ulrike
Keywords: Saharan Air Layer; Desert dust; Ice cloud formation; Ice nucleating particles
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Citation: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2016, 16(14), p. 9067-9087
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Abstract: 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.
Sponsorship : Y. Boose is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant 200020 150169/1). The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-797 2013) under grant agreement no. 603445 (BACCHUS). Measurements at Izaña are part of the Global Atmosphere Watch program (funded by AEMET). This study was developed within the frame of the project AEROATLAN (CGL2015-66299-P) funded by the Minister of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). M. I. García acknowledges the grant of the Canarian Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI) co-funded by the European Social Funds. P. Kupiszewski is funded by the SNSF (grant 200021L_135356).
ISSN: 1680-7316
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