Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1027–1039, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1027-2019

Special issue: NETCARE (Network on Aerosols and Climate: Addressing Key Uncertainties...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1027–1039, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1027-2019

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 et al.

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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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