Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5293–5311, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5293-2019

Special issue: Arctic mixed-phase clouds as studied during the ACLOUD/PASCAL...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5293–5311, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5293-2019

Research article 17 Apr 2019

Research article | 17 Apr 2019

Annual variability of ice-nucleating particle concentrations at different Arctic locations

Heike Wex et al.

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We found an annual cycle for ice-nucleating particles in the Arctic. These particles are important for Arctic clouds, as they can change the lifetime of clouds. We suggest that higher concentrations of these particles in summertime originate from the Arctic biosphere (both marine and terrestrial). With a warming Arctic, these concentrations may increase further, influencing aerosol–cloud interactions and therewith the observed strong warming of the Arctic.
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