Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 4389–4397, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-4389-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 4389–4397, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-4389-2015

Research article 30 Apr 2015

Research article | 30 Apr 2015

Seasonal variability of Saharan desert dust and ice nucleating particles over Europe

L. B. Hande et al.

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Dust is a significant aerosol on seasonal timescales. There are large differences in dust and INP concentrations between seasons. The INP concentrations have a different vertical distribution than other common parameterisations suggest. We provide a new formulation to estimate the INP particles formed on dust aerosols, for use in process studies and regional simulations over Europe. The new formulation captures a much more realistic seasonal variability and vertical profile.
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