Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8123–8140, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8123-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8123–8140, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8123-2019

Research article 21 Jun 2019

Research article | 21 Jun 2019

Using freezing spectra characteristics to identify ice-nucleating particle populations during the winter in the Alps

Jessie M. Creamean et al.

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Aerosols that serve as seeds for cloud ice formation are important to study because they impact cloud radiative properties, lifetime, and precipitation formation. We present an investigation of ice-nucleating particles (INPs) from aerosol, rime, and snow samples collected in clear and cloudy conditions during winter storms in the Swiss Alsp. INPs were more abundant and effective when storms originated from the south. We use spectral characteristics to investigate warm versus cold mode INPs.
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