Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Research article
25 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 25 Jan 2019

Ice nucleating particles in the marine boundary layer in the Canadian Arctic during summer 2014

Victoria E. Irish, Sarah J. Hanna, Megan D. Willis, Swarup China, Jennie L. Thomas, Jeremy J. B. Wentzell, Ana Cirisan, Meng Si, W. Richard Leaitch, Jennifer G. Murphy, Jonathan P. D. Abbatt, Alexander Laskin, Eric Girard, and Allan K. Bertram


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (04 Jan 2019) by Daniel J. Cziczo
AR by V. E. Irish on behalf of the Authors (05 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Ice nucleating particles (INPs) are atmospheric particles that catalyse the formation of ice crystals in clouds. INPs influence the Earth's radiative balance and hydrological cycle. In this study we measured the concentrations of INPs in the Canadian Arctic marine boundary layer. Average INP concentrations fell within the range measured in other marine boundary layer locations. We also found that mineral dust is a more important contributor to the INP population than sea spray aerosol.
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