Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3491–3506, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3491-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3491–3506, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3491-2021

Research article 08 Mar 2021

Research article | 08 Mar 2021

Size-resolved atmospheric ice-nucleating particles during East Asian dust events

Jingchuan Chen et al.

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Asian mineral dust is a crucial contributor to global ice-nucleating particles (INPs), while its size-resolved information on freezing activity is extremely rare. Here we conducted the first known INP measurements of size-resolved airborne East Asian dust particles. An explicit size dependence of both INP concentration and surface ice-active-site density was observed. The new parameterizations can be widely applied in models to better characterize and predict ice nucleation activities of dust.
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