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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10263–10270, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-10263-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10263–10270, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-10263-2015
Technical note
16 Sep 2015
Technical note | 16 Sep 2015

Technical Note: A proposal for ice nucleation terminology

G. Vali et al.

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Clarification is needed in the terminology used to discuss ice nucleation in the literature. Conflicting interpretations coupled with uncertainties about the details of the processes have led to difficulties in the clear communication of results and ideas. This paper contains a proposal for future usage. This proposed terminology was arrived at as a result of a year-long exchange of suggestions by a number of scientists.
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