Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15075–15095, 2016

Special issue: BACCHUS – Impact of Biogenic versus Anthropogenic emissions...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15075–15095, 2016

Research article 06 Dec 2016

Research article | 06 Dec 2016

Heterogeneous ice nucleation on dust particles sourced from nine deserts worldwide – Part 1: Immersion freezing

Yvonne Boose et al.

Data sets

Ice nuceation and mineralogy data set of desert dust samples Yvonne Boose and Zamin A. Kanji

Short summary
We compare the immersion freezing behavior of four airborne to 11 surface-collected dust samples to investigate the role of different minerals for atmospheric ice nucleation on desert dust. We find that present K-feldspars dominate at T > 253 K, while quartz does at colder temperatures, and surface-collected dust samples are not necessarily representative for airborne dust. For improved ice cloud prediction, modeling of quartz and feldspar emission and transport are key.
Final-revised paper