Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4193–4210, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4193–4210, 2019

Research article 03 Apr 2019

Research article | 03 Apr 2019

Contrasting local and long-range-transported warm ice-nucleating particles during an atmospheric river in coastal California, USA

Andrew C. Martin et al.


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AR by Andrew Martin on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jan 2019) by Anne Perring
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Jan 2019) by Anne Perring
Short summary
Aerosols that promote ice formation in clouds were investigated during an atmospheric river that caused significant rain in northern California. We found that biological particles produced by local terrestrial ecosystems greatly enhanced cloud ice when meteorology allowed for their injection to the storm. The local terrestrial particles had greater impact on clouds than particles transported from across the Pacific Ocean, lending additional insight to which aerosols are important for cloud ice.
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