Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13363–13392, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13363–13392, 2018

Research article 20 Sep 2018

Research article | 20 Sep 2018

Ice nucleation abilities of soot particles determined with the Horizontal Ice Nucleation Chamber

Fabian Mahrt et al.


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AR by Fabian Mahrt on behalf of the Authors (23 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish as is (31 Aug 2018) by Daniel Knopf
Short summary
The ice nucleation ability of different soot particles in the cirrus and mixed-phase cloud temperature regime is presented. The impact of aerosol particle size, particle morphology, organic matter and hydrophilicity on ice nucleation is examined. We propose ice nucleation proceeds via a pore condensation freezing mechanism for soot particles with the necessary physicochemical properties that nucleated ice well below water saturation.
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