Articles | Volume 22, issue 22
Research article
23 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 23 Nov 2022

The Urmia playa as a source of airborne dust and ice-nucleating particles – Part 2: Unraveling the relationship between soil dust composition and ice nucleation activity

Nikou Hamzehpour, Claudia Marcolli, Kristian Klumpp, Debora Thöny, and Thomas Peter


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-449', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Nikou Hamzehpour, 02 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-449', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Nikou Hamzehpour, 02 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Nikou Hamzehpour on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Oct 2022) by Xavier Querol
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Oct 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish as is (20 Oct 2022) by Xavier Querol
Short summary
Dust aerosols from dried lakebeds contain mineral particles, as well as soluble salts and (bio-)organic compounds. Here, we investigate ice nucleation (IN) activity of dust samples from Lake Urmia playa, Iran. We find high IN activity of the untreated samples that decreases after organic matter removal but increases after removing soluble salts and carbonates, evidencing inhibiting effects of soluble salts and carbonates on the IN activity of organic matter and minerals, especially microcline.
Final-revised paper