Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11423–11445, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11423-2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11423–11445, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11423-2018

Research article 15 Aug 2018

Research article | 15 Aug 2018

Global relevance of marine organic aerosol as ice nucleating particles

Wan Ting Katty Huang et al.

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In this study, we investigated the potential impact on clouds and climate by organic particles emitted from the ocean surface, using a global climate model. These particles have previously been found to promote ice crystal formation, which may alter the properties of clouds. Our study, however, found a weak global impact by these particles, which brings into question their relative importance and points to the need for further verification with other models and at more regional scales.
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