Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Technical note
14 Apr 2023
Technical note |  | 14 Apr 2023

Technical note: Sublimation of frozen CsCl solutions in an environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) – determining the number and size of salt particles relevant to sea salt aerosols

Lubica Vetráková, Vilém Neděla, Kamila Závacká, Xin Yang, and Dominik Heger


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-684', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Dec 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-684', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ľubica Vetráková on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Feb 2023) by James Allan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Feb 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Mar 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Mar 2023) by James Allan
AR by Ľubica Vetráková on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Salt aerosols are important to polar atmospheric chemistry and global climate. Therefore, we utilized a unique electron microscope to identify the most suitable conditions for formation of the small salt (CsCl) particles, proxies of the aerosols, from sublimating salty snow. Very low sublimation temperature and low salt concentration are needed for formation of such particles. These observations may help us to better understand polar spring ozone depletion and bromine explosion events.
Final-revised paper