Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Research article
14 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 14 Sep 2016

Cloud ice caused by atmospheric mineral dust – Part 1: Parameterization of ice nuclei concentration in the NMME-DREAM model

Slobodan Nickovic, Bojan Cvetkovic, Fabio Madonna, Marco Rosoldi, Goran Pejanovic, Slavko Petkovic, and Jugoslav Nikolic


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Short summary
Specific physical and mineralogical properties of desert dust particles cause extremely efficient production of ice crystals in clouds, thus influencing climate and weather even in regions far from dust sources. This study describes a methodology for predicting conditions of cold cloud formation due to dust. This approach required development of an integrated dust-atmospheric modelling system, designed to improve operational forecasts of weather in general, and cloud/precipitation in particular.
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