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Fresh water ice nuclei

Moffett, Bruce F.

Fundamental and Applied Limnology Volume 188 Nr. 1 (2016), p. 19 - 23

published: May 1, 2016

DOI: 10.1127/fal/2016/0851

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A transect of surface water samples, from the source of the River Gwaun to 8 km out into the Irish Sea, was analysed for ice nucleating particles (INP). The river samples contained up to 1570 INP mL –1 active above –10 ° C. The INP concentration dropped as salinity increased and marine samples had many fewer but still detectable INP (< 1 mL –1). Up to 68 % of the freshwater INP passed through a 0.22 μm filter. Since bubble bursting release of particles is likely to occur from rivers, and these particles are likely to become airborne the extent of INP in river sources requires evaluation.


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