Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Research article
19 May 2022
Research article |  | 19 May 2022

Mexican agricultural soil dust as a source of ice nucleating particles

Diana L. Pereira, Irma Gavilán, Consuelo Letechipía, Graciela B. Raga, Teresa Pi Puig, Violeta Mugica-Álvarez, Harry Alvarez-Ospina, Irma Rosas, Leticia Martinez, Eva Salinas, Erika T. Quintana, Daniel Rosas, and Luis A. Ladino


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-741', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-741', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Diana L Pereira on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Apr 2022) by Ottmar Möhler
AR by Diana L Pereira on behalf of the Authors (22 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Airborne particles were i) collected in an agricultural fields and ii) generated in the laboratory from agricultural soil samples to analyze their ice nucleating abilities. It was found that the size and chemical composition of the Mexican agricultural dust particles influence their ice nucleating behavior, where the organic components are likely responsible for their efficiency as INPs. The INP concentrations from the present study are comparable to those from higher latitudes.
Final-revised paper