Articles | Volume 21, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11801–11814, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11801-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11801–11814, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11801-2021

Research article 09 Aug 2021

Research article | 09 Aug 2021

Effect of chemically induced fracturing on the ice nucleation activity of alkali feldspar

Alexei A. Kiselev et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review of Kiselev et al.', Thomas F. Whale, 11 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply to the RC1 and RC2', Alexey Kiselev, 21 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-18', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply to the RC1 and RC2', Alexey Kiselev, 21 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alexey Kiselev on behalf of the Authors (22 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Jun 2021) by Ryan Sullivan
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Short summary
Alkali feldspar is the most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust and is often present in mineral dust aerosols that are responsible for the formation of rain and snow in clouds. However, the cloud droplets containing pure potassium-rich feldspar would not freeze unless cooled down to a very low temperature. Here we show that partly replacing potassium with sodium would induce fracturing of feldspar, exposing a crystalline surface that could initiate freezing at higher temperature.
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