Articles | Volume 20, issue 19
Research article
06 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 06 Oct 2020

Complex plant-derived organic aerosol as ice-nucleating particles – more than the sums of their parts?

Isabelle Steinke, Naruki Hiranuma, Roger Funk, Kristina Höhler, Nadine Tüllmann, Nsikanabasi Silas Umo, Peter G. Weidler, Ottmar Möhler, and Thomas Leisner


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AR by Isabelle Steinke on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Apr 2020) by Hinrich Grothe
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Apr 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Apr 2020) by Hinrich Grothe
AR by Isabelle Steinke on behalf of the Authors (22 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Jun 2020) by Hinrich Grothe
Short summary
In this study, we highlight the potential impact of particles from certain terrestrial sources on the formation of ice crystals in clouds. In particular, we focus on biogenic particles consisting of various organic compounds, which makes it very difficult to predict the ice nucleation properties of complex ambient particles. We find that these ambient particles are often more ice active than individual components.
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