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The ice-nucleating activity of Arctic sea surface microlayer samples and marine algal cultures

Ickes, Luisa 1; Porter, Grace C. E.; Wagner, Robert 1; Adams, Michael P.; Bierbauer, Sascha 1; Bertram, Allan K.; Bilde, Merete; Christiansen, Sigurd; Ekman, Annica M. L.; Gorokhova, Elena; Höhler, Kristina ORCID iD icon 1; Kiselev, Alexei A. 1; Leck, Caroline; Möhler, Ottmar 1; Murray, Benjamin J.; Schiebel, Thea 1; Ullrich, Romy ORCID iD icon 1; Salter, Matthew E.
1 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


In recent years, sea spray as well as the biological material it contains has received increased attention as a source of ice-nucleating particles (INPs). Such INPs may play a role in remote marine regions, where other sources of INPs are scarce or absent. In the Arctic, these INPs can influence water–ice partitioning in low-level clouds and thereby the cloud lifetime, with consequences for the surface energy budget, sea ice formation and melt, and climate. Marine aerosol is of a diverse nature, so identifying sources of INPs is challenging. One fraction of marine bioaerosol (phytoplankton and their exudates) has been a particular focus of marine INP research. In our study we attempt to address three main questions. Firstly, we compare the ice-nucleating ability of two common phytoplankton species with Arctic seawater microlayer samples using the same instrumentation to see if these phytoplankton species produce ice-nucleating material with sufficient activity to account for the ice nucleation observed in Arctic microlayer samples. We present the first measurements of the ice-nucleating ability of two predominant phytoplankton species: Melosira arctica, a common Arctic diatom species, and Skeletonema marinoi, a ubiquitous diatom species across oceans worldwide. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000125503
Veröffentlicht am 23.11.2021
DOI: 10.5194/acp-20-11089-2020
Zitationen: 25
Web of Science
Zitationen: 25
Zitationen: 36
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Aerosolforschung (IMK-AAF)
Universität Karlsruhe (TH) – Interfakultative Einrichtungen (Interfakultative Einrichtungen)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1680-7324
KITopen-ID: 1000125503
HGF-Programm 12.01.01 (POF III, LK 01) Clouds in a pertubed atmosphere
Weitere HGF-Programme 12.01.01 (POF III, LK 01) Clouds in a pertubed atmosphere
Erschienen in Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Verlag European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Band 20
Heft 18
Seiten 11089–11117
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 29.09.2020
Schlagwörter Aerosol, Arctic, Ice nucleation
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