Ice nucleation active particles are efficiently removed by precipitating clouds

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Emiliano Stopelli; Franz Conen; Cindy E. Morris; Erik Herrmann; Nicolas Bukowiecki; Christine Alewell;
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: Scientific Reports, volume 5 (issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1038/srep16433, pmc: PMC4639768
  • Subject: Agricultural sciences | particule glacogene | pluviométrie | mesure de concentration | Milieux et Changements globaux | processus atmosphérique | activité glaçogène | Sciences agricoles | modélisation | Article

Ice nucleation in cold clouds is a decisive step in the formation of rain and snow. Observations and modelling suggest that variations in the concentrations of ice nucleating particles (INPs) affect timing, location and amount of precipitation. A quantitative descriptio... View more
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