Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Research article
22 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 22 Jan 2024

Low-temperature ice nucleation of sea spray and secondary marine aerosols under cirrus cloud conditions

Ryan J. Patnaude, Kathryn A. Moore, Russell J. Perkins, Thomas C. J. Hill, Paul J. DeMott, and Sonia M. Kreidenweis


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1016', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Jul 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ryan Patnaude, 16 Oct 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1016', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ryan Patnaude, 16 Oct 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1016', Anonymous Referee #3, 01 Aug 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Ryan Patnaude, 16 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ryan Patnaude on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2023)  Author's response 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (23 Oct 2023)  Manuscript   Author's tracked changes 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Oct 2023) by Dantong Liu
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Nov 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (11 Nov 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Nov 2023) by Dantong Liu
AR by Ryan Patnaude on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
In this study we examined the effect of atmospheric aging on sea spray aerosols (SSAs) to form ice and how newly formed secondary marine aerosols (SMAs) may freeze at cirrus temperatures (< −38 °C). Results show that SSAs freeze at different relative humidities (RHs) depending on the temperature and that the ice-nucleating ability of SSA was not hindered by atmospheric aging. SMAs are shown to freeze at high RHs and are likely inefficient at forming ice at cirrus temperatures.
Final-revised paper