Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11343–11361, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11343–11361, 2019
Research article
09 Sep 2019
Research article | 09 Sep 2019

The ice-nucleating ability of quartz immersed in water and its atmospheric importance compared to K-feldspar

Alexander D. Harrison et al.


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Short summary
Mineral dusts are a source of ice-nucleating particles (INPs) in the atmosphere. Here we present a comprehensive survey of the ice-nucleating ability of naturally occurring quartz. We show the ice-nucleating variability of quartz and its sensitivity to time spent in water and air. We propose four new parameterizations for the minerals quartz, K feldspar, albite and plagioclase to predict INP concentrations in the atmosphere and show that K-feldspar is the dominant INP type in mineral dusts.
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